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A. O. Smith Earns 2021 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award

Recognition deemed the organization’s highest honor

ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. (April 13, 2021) – A. O. Smith, a leader in water heating and treatment, is proud to announce its 2021 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award, a top ENERGY STAR honor. This recognition marks the third consecutive year that A. O. Smith received an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award for its commitment to providing professionals and homeowners with energy efficient solutions.

Winners of the Sustained Excellence Award are part of a distinguished group that has made a long-term promise to fighting climate change and protecting public health through energy efficiency. According to ENERGY STAR, they are among the nation’s leaders in driving value for the environment, the economy, and the American people.

“Sustainability and energy efficiency are at the heart of everything we do at A. O. Smith. We are honored to be recognized as a three-time ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, and now Sustained Excellence Award winner,” said Francois Lebrasseur, utility segment market development manager for A. O. Smith. “Our company is constantly striving to create innovative products and solutions to protect our environment, save energy and provide the best solutions possible for our customers. As the industry moves towards a more environmentally focused and energy efficient future, we will continue to make sustainability a top priority.”

This year, A. O. Smith upgraded its mobile app to feature demand response and time-of-use capabilities. Once connected to the A. O. Smith iCOMM Remote Monitoring platform, the app allows service professionals and homeowners to remotely monitor and control their water heater to improve performance, increase savings and reduce downtime. Upgraded specifically for the Voltex® Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater, the app makes it even easier to save money by integrating a heat pump into the growing number of utility smart grid programs.

“ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are showing the world that delivering real climate solutions makes good business sense and promotes job growth,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “Many of them have been doing it for years, inspiring all of us who are committed to tackling the climate crisis and leading the way to a clean energy economy.”

Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2021 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit

About A. O. Smith

O. Smith Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of residential and commercial water heaters. A. O. Smith offers its customers an additional advantage in that the company designs, builds, distributes and supports the world’s broadest and deepest line of residential and commercial water heaters, as well as commercial boilers. This single-source concept simplifies ordering, installation and service and is backed by 80 years of research and innovation. For the most up-to-date A. O. Smith news, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and visit


ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $450 billion in energy costs and achieve 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: and