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RHEEM® NAMED ECO-LEADER BY GREEN BUILDER MEDIA FOR FIFTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR

2022-08-09

ATLANTA, Aug. 9, 2022 - For the fifth year in a row, Rheem® has been named a 2022 Eco-Leader by Green Builder Media. A leading global manufacturer of water heating and HVACR products, Rheem is actively driving a sustainability program to minimize its impact on the environment.

 

Here are a few reasons why, according to Green Builder, Rheem earned this recognition:

 

Designing for the Future. The organization’s R&D, sourcing, manufacturing and other teams conduct Sustainability Strategy Sessions to determine where new products can make the greatest positive impact throughout their lifecycle.

Using Waste as a Resource. All of Rheem’s global manufacturing sites are focused on achieving Zero Waste to Landfill by diverting 97% of their non-hazardous solid waste away from landfills and incinerators, with up to 7% processed with waste-to-energy technology. Seven global sites have already achieved diversion rates of 97% or greater.

Prioritizing Regenerative Resources. Rheem’s global manufacturing sites are also exploring the use of renewable energy to cut plant greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2025. As an example, its water heater manufacturing plant in Santiago, Chile is now sourcing 100% of its electricity from renewable energy.

“We celebrate this honor with the innovators at Rheem who are committed to bringing our sustainability mission to life,” said Rheem’s President and CEO Chris Peel. “Our people are designing sustainability into our products, reimagining greener manufacturing processes, and delivering game-changing solutions to our customers and end-users. This is Rheem’s commitment for today, tomorrow, and beyond because we embrace our responsibility to use our global reach for global good.”

The Eco-Leader recognition is the highest accolade offered by Green Builder magazine’s editorial team.

 

“We congratulate Rheem for being selected as an Eco-Leader,” said Sara Gutterman, Green Builder Media CEO.  “It’s essential that we shift to a decarbonized economy as quickly as possible, and companies like Rheem are playing a pivotal role in that transition.  We commend Rheem, and all of our Eco-Leaders, for accepting the responsibility of making the planet a better place and creating positive change in the world.”

 

To learn more about Rheem’s sustainability mission, please visit rheem.com/about/sustainability.

 

 

About Rheem

 Founded in 1925, Rheem® innovates new ways to deliver precise temperatures while saving energy, water and supporting a more sustainable future. Rheem is the only manufacturer in the world that produces heating, cooling, water heating, pool & spa heating and commercial refrigeration products, and is America’s #1 water-heating brand with products available in more than 80 countries. Paloma Co., Ltd. ® of Nagoya, Japan, acquired the iconic Rheem brand in 1988, and today the company’s portfolio of premium brands includes Rheem®, Raypak®, Ruud®, Friedrich®, Sure Comfort™, WeatherKing®, Eemax®, Richmond®, Splendid®, Solahart® and EverHot™ as well as commercial refrigeration brands Russell®, Witt®, ColdZone® and Kramer®, which are part of the Heat Transfer Products Group (HTPG®) division.

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