29 Dec '14, 9am
Sustainability execs detail 2014's proudest achievements
This year, the EPA named Pentair a 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for our contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient products and educating consumers about energy efficiency. This honor follows 10 years of efforts to make our pumps more energy efficient than typical pumps, beginning with our introduction of the ultra-efficient IntelliFlo integrated variable speed pump in 2005. Despite feedback suggesting consumers would not be willing to pay nearly double that of a traditional pump, we demonstrated the long-term benefits of the new pump, outlining the business opportunity in new construction implementation and retrofitting for the nation's 5 million in-ground pools. As a result of this foresight, Pentair maintained the industry's only integrated variable speed pump for five years.