Rheem Water Heating Sustainability Goal Progress
December 16, 2021
Rheem® is committed to reaching some big sustainability goals by 2025. The goals revolve around three pillars:
- Degrees of Innovation – Intelligent Products – Launch a line of products that have a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas footprint
- Degrees of Innovation – Responsible Processes – Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% and achieve zero waste to landfill in our global manufacturing operations
- Degrees of Leadership – Inspired People – Train 250,000 plumbers, contractors and key influencers on sustainable products or sustainable installation and recycling best practices
“Big, industry-changing sustainability goals require deep commitments. To develop cutting-edge products and successfully work with customers and end users requires complete organizational engagement. Every Rheem employee has a part in making this happen, and there is genuine excitement about building for a sustainable future,” said Rich Bendure, president of Global Water.
Highly Efficient Products That Reduce Environmental Impact
The ENERGY STAR®-certified Rheem ProTerra™ Hybrid Electric Heat Pump Water Heater is a sustainable product that reduces carbon footprint up to 75%. ProTerra uses less energy than a classic 100-watt incandescent light bulb and is 4x as efficient as a standard electric tank. Homeowners can save up to $491 in energy costs per year. Find out about more energy-efficient water heaters on our Go Green page.
Sustainability Focus in Plumber Training
Rheem is well on the way to achieving the 2025 goal of training 250,000 people on sustainable practices. We’ve already trained over 127,000 plumbers, contractors and key influencers. Our curriculum includes training on high efficiency products, features and practices. We’re providing plumbers with information about sustainable products and topics like sustainable installation and recycling best practices. This way, we can all be a part of paving the way to a more sustainable future.
View the Full Report
There are exciting initiatives happening across all divisions at Rheem. Check out the graphic below, access the full report and stay tuned for sustainability updates on our social media channels.
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