Energy Efficient Products


Rheem Manufacturing Joins the Green Mechanical Council

Posted on December 15, 2009 by acwardell

Rheem Manufacturing Company recently announced that it has joined the Green Mechanical Council (GreenMech). The announcement follows Rheem’s recent decision to sponsor the organization’s Green Mechanical Awards, which “recognize mechanical/plumbing contractor and design/build firms that are creating the most fuel- and cost-efficient systems in residential and commercial applications.” The three winners of this new competition were announced at a special ceremony at the Greenbuild International Expo in Phoenix, Ariz., on November 11.

“We enthusiastically share in GreenMech’s commitment to educating the trade on the need to create and maintain environmentally sound residential and commercial mechanical systems,” says Peter Reynolds, vice president and general manager of the company’s Water Heating Division. “Environmental stewardship is good for both our society and our industry.”
Additional details on Rheem and its decision to join GreenMech can be found here.

Rheem Water Heater Named in Top-10 Green Building Products for 2009

Posted on November 18, 2009 by John OReilly called the new  Rheem integrated air source HP-50 Heat Pump Water Heater one of “the most exciting and innovative new products in the green building field.” editor Alex Wilson announced the honor during a seminar at Greenbuild 2009.

Watch Part 2 of Alex Wilson’s description of the Rheem Heat Pump Water Heater.

We’re not too surprised.  Rheem is continuously designing and developing their products to meet the efficient water heater needs of the future.

Back in September, Rheem was the first industry manufacturer to announce delivery of a fully integrated, highly efficient water heater. The HP-50 Heat Pump Water Heater, which meets the qualifications for an ENERGY STAR® rating, is more than twice as energy efficient as a standard electric storage water heater.

The energy-saving design will help a family reduce its carbon footprint by nearly two tons annually. In addition, the HP-50, which has a storage capacity of 50 gallons, qualifies for a federal tax credit as well as many state and utility rebates and incentives.

Visit the Rheem Water Heating Media Page for more information, press release and downloadable images.

Read the press release.


Grundfos Impossible Tour Visits Northeast during October and November

Posted on October 25, 2009 by John OReilly

The Grundfos Impossible Tour schedule for October and November includes a 14-City northeast swing.

The fully equipped and well-appointed traveling educational vehicle gives  New England and Middle Atlantic contractor and engineer visitors hands-on training in the latest technologies for residential, commercial and industrial pumps from Grundfos.


Rheem Heat Pump Water Heater Introduced to Media

Posted on October 18, 2009 by John OReilly

The new highly efficient Rheem Heat Pump Water Heater is introduced by Rheem product manager Tommy Olsen to the editors at Residential Design/Build and Qualified Remodeler.

O’Reilly/DePalma set up the two-day media tour for Rheem executives resulting in meetings with 12 publications reaching trade professionals.


Grundfos Pumps Unveils ALPHA: a New Generation of Circulators

Posted on May 12, 2009 by John OReilly

Grundfos Pumps Unveils ALPHA: a New Generation of Circulators.

Intended for residential and light-commercial hydronic applications, ALPHA™ features the innovative AUTOADAPT™ function that automatically and continuously adjusts circulator performance to the changing needs of the hydronic heating system.


Grundfos ALPHA Pump Unveiled At Historic Air Hanger

Posted on May 12, 2009 by John OReilly

More than 200 sales reps, employees and other business partners attend special event to introduce the Grundfos ALPHA pump at the Kansas City Aviation History Museum.   Access media materials and download high-resolution images from the Grundfos ALPHA Launch Event.

ALPHA from Grundfos Pumps for residential and light-commercial hydronic applications will cut power consumption by a minimum of 50%, as compared with other circulators in its class.   Access media materials about the Grundfos ALPHA.


Rheem Introduces Marathon Heavy-Duty Water Heater

Posted on March 18, 2009 by John OReilly

The new high-efficiency Marathon Heavy-Duty Electric from Rheem is engineered to provide a low-cost water-heating solution for high-temperature applications in harsh environments.

Link to press releases and downloadable images:   Rheem News Release: Marathon Heavy-Duty Water Heater.

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