ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. — A. O. Smith has been named a 2019 Energy Star® Partner of the Year for its contribution and dedication to manufacturing high-efficiency water heaters. A. O. Smith’s accomplishments were recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., on April 11.

“It is such a huge honor to be recognized by Energy Star as a leader in the industry,” said David Chisolm, vice president of marketing for A. O. Smith’s North American water heater business. “Everyone at A. O. Smith works so hard to create environmentally savvy products and services that demonstrate exceptional energy efficiency, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity and a platform to make a difference.”

A. O. Smith recently partnered with Energy Star  to launch a contractor locator tool that connects consumers interested in upgrading to an energy-efficient heat pump water heater to more than 1,000 contractors nationwide.

“I applaud the 2019 Energy Star Award Winners,” said Bill Wehrum, assistant administrator, Air and Radiation, EPA. “Their innovation and leadership enhance America’s economic competitiveness.  Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment.”

For a complete list of all 2019 Energy Star Award winners and more information about the program, visit

Publication date: 4/30/2019

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