The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency named Pentair Aquatic Systems a 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year. The designation was given for the company’s work developing energy-efficient products, particularly its variable-speed pumps, and educating on the issue of energy efficiency. The Sanford, N.C.-based manufacturer has been an Energy Star partner since 2013 and played a key role in working with the EPA to gain an Energy Star designation for certain pool and spa pumps and developing the testing methods by which products can attain the seal. Pentair was one of a handful of manufacturers, across all product categories, to receive the designation. “It was a very elite group to be a part of, especially on the inaugural year of pool pumps obtaining the certification,” said Jeff Farlow, Pentair’s program manager of energy initiatives. According to the EPA, Pentair produces 50 percent of the pool and spa pumps bearing the Energy Star logo.
About the AuthorRebecca Robledo
Rebecca Robledo is deputy editor of Pool & Spa News and Aquatics International. She is an award-winning trade journalist with more than 25 years experience reporting on and editing content for the pool, spa and aquatics industries. She specializes in technical, complex or detail-oriented subject matter with an emphasis in design and construction, as well as legal and regulatory issues. For this coverage and editing, she has received numerous awards, including four Jesse H. Neal Awards, considered by many to be the “Pulitzer Prize of Trade Journalism.”