ecobee Honored by EPA and U.S. Department of Energy as 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year
ecobee once again recognized for its commitment to energy efficient products and solutions
TORONTO – May 5, 2022 – ecobee is proud to announce that the U.S Environmental Protection Agency has named it an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the second year in a row. This award recognizes ecobee’s demonstrated leadership and commitment to improving energy efficiency through its continued innovations, including its industry-leading ecobee smart thermostats, and intelligent software platform, eco+, designed to improve energy efficiency, benefiting both consumers and the planet.
Since launching the world’s first smart thermostat, ecobee has helped customers across North America save more than 25 TWh of energy, which is the equivalent of taking all the homes in Los Angeles off the grid for a year. Today, ecobee continues to innovate with smart home solutions that solve everyday problems with comfort, security, and conservation in mind.
“Receiving this recognition for the second consecutive year underscores our commitment to developing energy efficient products and solutions and finding innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions, all while helping customers live more comfortably,” said Chris Carradine, EVP of ecobee Energy. “At ecobee, it is our mission to ensure our advanced technologies are designed to not only improve everyday life, but create a more sustainable world.”
ecobee’s ENERGY STAR-certified smart thermostats include eco+, a suite of features that helps customers save even more energy. Community Energy Savings is an opt-in feature within eco+ that works with customers’ utilities to make slight temperature adjustments when community electrical demand peaks, which lessens the overall strain on the power grid and increases the consumption of cleaner energy. The thermostats learn and adapt to the owner’s routine for comfort while at home and reduce energy while away, saving customers up to 26%1 on annual heating and cooling costs.
ecobee has also improved access to energy efficient products by subsidizing tens of thousands of thermostats through the company’s Income Qualified program and partnering with local housing organizations, cities, and NGOs to donate devices to community housing projects. Dedicated to energy efficiency, the company continues to work to find innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions, design products to stay in homes and out of landfills, and improve access to sustainable products for families across North America.
“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, EPA’S ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. Winners lead their industries in the production and sale of energy efficient products and services, and in the development and adoption of strategies that provide substantial savings in the buildings where we work, and in our homes. For more information about the ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit www.energystar.gov.
To learn more about ecobee’s suite of industry-leading energy efficient products and solutions, visit ecobee.com.
1 Compared to a hold of 72°F/22°C.
ecobee Inc. was founded in 2007 with a mission to improve everyday life while creating a more sustainable world. Since launching the world’s first smart thermostat, ecobee has helped customers across North America save more than 25 TWh of energy, which is the equivalent of taking all the homes in Los Angeles off the grid for a year. Today, ecobee continues to innovate with smart home solutions that solve everyday problems with comfort, security, and conservation in mind. With ecobee’s products, including the SmartThermostat with voice control and SmartCamera with voice control, and its Smart Security home monitoring system, ecobee continues to encourage SmartOwners to imagine what home could be. In 2021, ecobee joined Generac Holdings Inc. (NYSE: GNRC), a leading global designer and manufacturer of energy technology solutions, and other power products. Generac and ecobee share a vision to deliver a cleaner and more sustainable energy future for customers and communities. The Generac and ecobee home of the future will be more comfortable, resilient, and efficient. For more information, visit ecobee.com.