Newsline / News

Rheem and Ruud Recognized by EPA

ATLANTA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) unveiled the Energy Star® Most Efficient designation. The Energy Star Most Efficient designation is designed to recognize and advance the most efficient products among those that qualify for the Energy Star label. The goal of this effort is to encourage a faster introduction of new, more energy-efficient products into the market by targeting early adopters. Products that are recognized as the Most Efficient of Energy Star in 2011 prevent greenhouse gas emissions by meeting rigorous energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. The EPA launched the Energy Star Most Efficient program this year to identify and advance highly efficient products in the marketplace.

“This new label will help Americans save money and cut pollution by quickly pointing them to the best Energy Star products have to offer. Highlighting Energy Star’s Most Efficient products is a great way to encourage the strides in innovation that bring even more energy- and money-saving choices to our stores,” said Lisa P. Jackson, EPA administrator. “We know American consumers are eager to make purchases that save them money on their utility bills and reduce the pollution in the air we breathe, and these labels will help them identify the best ways to find those purchases.”

This pilot effort recognizes the most efficient products among those that qualify for the Energy Star designation in particular product categories including clothes washers, heating and cooling equipment, televisions, and refrigerator-freezers.

The Energy Star Most Efficient program noted that qualifying air conditioners must achieve efficiencies greater than 18 SEER and 12.5 EER for split central air conditioners, and efficiencies greater than 16 SEER and 12 EER for packaged central air conditioners. The criteria also specified a need for communications, diagnostics, and automated configuration.

According to Rheem, the Rheem Prestige Series RASL-JEC, 18 SEER, R-410A condensing unit and the Ruud Ultra Series UASL-JEC model have both earned the designation for 2011.

“We’re honored that our Rheem Prestige Series RASL-JEC and Ruud Ultra Series UASL-JEC condensing units have been selected for the EPA’s first-ever list of Most Efficient Energy Star-qualified products,” said Nitish Singh, director of marketing and product management, Rheem Air Conditioning Division.

For more information, go to,, or

Publication date: 10/17/2011

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

2015 ACCA Conference

Images from the 2015 ACCA Conference in Grapevine, Texas. Posted on April 8, 2015.


NEWSMakers: Leslie McDowell

Leslie McDowell, director of communications at the Building Performance Institute Inc., discusses the nonprofit organization's new homeowner centric website. Posted on April 10.

More Podcasts


NEWS 04-13-15 cover

2015 April 13

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

Global Warming

Do you believe in man-made global warming?
View Results Poll Archive


2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research


Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.


Magazine image
Register today for complete access to Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.


facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con