ecobee is once again recognized for its commitment to energy-efficient products and solutions.
TORONTO – For the second year in a row, the US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded ecobee an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. This award recognizes ecobee’s demonstrated leadership and commitment to improving energy efficiency through continued innovations, such as its industry-leading ecobee smart thermostats and eco+, an intelligent software platform designed to improve energy efficiency and benefit both consumers and the environment.
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
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.”