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Top manufacturer in water heating and storage earns third consecutive honor as champion of utility energy efficiency Bradford White Corporation, an industry-leading American manufacturer of residential, commercial, and industrial water heating and storage products, is proud to announce that it has received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence from the Read more

Top manufacturer in water heating and storage earns third consecutive honor as champion of utility energy efficiency

Bradford White Corporation, an industry-leading American manufacturer of residential, commercial, and industrial water heating and storage products, is proud to announce that it has received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.

“Receiving this award for the third year in a row is a testament to Bradford White’s consistent innovation when it comes to engineering, manufacturing and marketing energy efficient products,” said Carl Pinto, Jr., senior director of marketing communications for Bradford White.

“Our company’s commitment to creating reliable, sustainable products that reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions helps commercial facilities managers and homeowners throughout North America make a real difference for our planet and save on their monthly energy bills, too.”

“We know it’s going to take all of us working together to tackle the climate crisis, and the 2022 ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are demonstrating what it takes to build a more sustainable future,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “These companies are showing once again that taking action in support of a clean energy economy can be good not only for the environment, but also for business and customers.”

Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health.

Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2022 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced yesterday that it will not make updates or changes to the WaterSense program specifications, another successful step in IAPMO and its partners’ mission to ensure the program’s long-term viability. The announcement followed a review as directed by “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018,” which includes strong Read more

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced yesterday that it will not make updates or changes to the WaterSense program specifications, another successful step in IAPMO and its partners’ mission to ensure the program’s long-term viability.
The announcement followed a review as directed by “America’s Water Infrastructure Act of 2018,” which includes strong language officially authorizing the program in perpetuity. The law required the EPA to “consider for review and revise, if necessary, any WaterSense performance criteria adopted before Jan. 1, 2012.”
“By maintaining the existing WaterSense specifications, EPA is ensuring responsible conservation of our nation’s water supply without adding unnecessary specifications or creating undue burdens on the economy,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler.
The EPA also announced it will engage with WaterSense stakeholders and the public to ensure that WaterSense products continue to help protect the nation’s water supplies while saving consumers money and performing as well as or better than regular models.
“The industry realizes the importance of the WaterSense program,” said Dain Hansen, IAPMO’s Executive Vice President of Government Relations. “The program has garnered support from manufacturers, environmental advocates, SDOs, associations and professional societies across the country. To know that the program will continue is welcome news and we, along with the industry, will continue to be strong supporting partners of the WaterSense program and the entire EPA.”
A true public-private partnership, WaterSense is a voluntary product efficiency labeling program that identifies efficient and high-performing water-consuming products. While EPA spends approximately $3 million a year to administer the program, it has saved consumers more than $33 billion in water and energy bills since the program’s inception in 2006. The program is widely supported across the building industry and has enjoyed bipartisan support on Capitol Hill throughout its existence. This support is not only due to the program’s successful outcomes, but also because of the quality and integrity of the products bearing the WaterSense label, which are the result of federal government oversight and third-party certification.
Modeled after the ENERGY STAR program, WaterSense seeks to protect the future of the U.S. water supply by offering consumers a simple way to make product-purchasing choices that conserve water with no sacrifice to quality or performance. Services and products earning the WaterSense label have been certified as more efficient while performing just as well as average products in the same category. Such products include toilets, urinals, showerheads, bathroom faucets, landscape irrigation controllers and pre-rinse spray valves.
IAPMO R&T is a leading provider of WaterSense product certification in the nation and has been a U.S. EPA licensed provider, accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), since 2007, certifying the first high-efficiency toilet (HET) to the standard in April of that year. To date, IAPMO R&T, part of The IAPMO Group, has certified thousands of such water-efficient products to the WaterSense specifications.
For more information about the WaterSense program, visit https://www.epa.gov/watersense.