ecobee is proud to announce that the U.S Environmental Protection Agency has named it an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the third year in a row. The Sustained Excellence award recognizes ecobee for its long-term commitment to innovating smart home products that improve energy efficiency and help tackle climate change.
In 2022 alone, ecobee launched two new ENERGY STAR-certified smart thermostats, ecobee Smart Thermostat Premium and Smart Thermostat Enhanced, and a high-impact Grid Resiliency pilot program in California. Since 2017, ecobee has also helped improve the ENERGY STAR certification for smart thermostats, particularly with its one-of-a-kind Donate Your Data program, through which customers can voluntarily opt-in to donate their anonymized data to help scientists and researchers advance the path to a more sustainable future. More than 200,000 ecobee customers have opted-in to ecobee Donate Your Data, creating a unique window into energy use in the home.
“We are honored to be named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Winner for Sustained Excellence,” said Chris Carradine, Executive Vice President of ecobee Energy. “Receiving this recognition for the third consecutive year underscores our sustained commitment to not only developing energy efficient products and solutions, but also helping to improve the ENERGY STAR certification for smart thermostats. We are committed to finding innovative ways to reduce carbon emissions, all while helping customers live more comfortably.”
ecobee’s ENERGY STAR-certified smart thermostats include eco+, a suite of features that help customers save even more energy through automation technology. The thermostats learn and adapt to the owner’s routine for comfort while at home and reduce energy use while away, saving customers up to 26% on annual heating and cooling costs.¹ An eco+ feature, Community Energy Savings, works with customers’ utilities to make slight temperature adjustments when community electrical demand peaks, which lessens the overall strain on the power grid and enables the consumption of cleaner energy.
ecobee has also improved access to energy-efficient products by subsidizing tens of thousands of thermostats through its income qualified program and partnering with local housing organizations, cities, and NGOs to donate devices to community housing projects. Dedicated to energy efficiency, ecobee 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.
“As we accelerate historic efforts to address climate change, public-private partnerships will be essential to realizing the scale of our ambition,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I applaud this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for working with EPA to deliver a clean energy future that saves American consumers and businesses money and creates jobs.”
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. All these efforts contribute to reduced emissions and a create a healthy environment. 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 27.8 TWh of energy, which is the equivalent of taking all the homes in Los Angeles and Chicago 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 award-winning Smart Thermostat Premium, ecobee continues to encourage Smart Owners to imagine what home could be. ecobee is a part of 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.