Scientific evidence is clear: human impact on our world is increasing global warming trends. Reports of our impact on the planet pour in citing mega droughts, severe wildfires and the United Nation’s “code red” status.
At Resideo, we’re focused on protecting what matters most. In the simplest sense, that means your home, family or business, and in the richest sense – what matters most is our collective home: planet Earth.
We’re doing our part to help deliver a more sustainable future, and our customers are also following suit. For example, more than 40% of Resideo’s revenue** comes from sustainable solutions, meaning those solutions with the capability to contribute to energy savings in your home or building.
We know that sometimes the smallest things—such as a thermostat—can make the biggest impact on a home’s energy use, and even the planet. Everyday actions can add up to big change, and Resideo is committed to helping our customers be part of the solution.
Each day, I’m proud to work for an organization that treats every day like Earth Day. We strive to advance comfort, safety and well-being with solutions that can benefit the planet and people living on it. Our goal is to deliver products and services that limit their impact on the environment and the people who manufacture, distribute, and use them during their life cycles.
We have a responsibility to our employees and customers to manufacture responsibly, which is why we set a goal of reducing our company’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions 20% by 2025, compared to the 2019 baseline. We’re well on our way with reductions in GHG emissions and energy and water consumption, and half of our sites operate on a strong environmental management system.
Once our products are in distribution, our strong community partnerships, help support the next generation of skilled trades men and women through Resideo Academy and Building Talent Foundation. Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity International allows us to deploy our solutions that can help save energy and water.
Our solutions are designed to help ensure people have a comfortable, safe and efficient home. Internally, we are bringing diverse voices to the table to unlock new sustainable innovations. In use, we are proud that our solutions help alert homeowners to more potential water leaks, help save them energy and water, and help prevent costly insurance claims.
Fifty percent of energy costs come from heating and cooling your home and 44% of U.S. Internet households say they actively work to reduce energy consumption at home. Resideo suggests several ways to create a more earth-friendly home.
- Perform a Home Energy Audit. Learn where and how you consume energy in your home and make corresponding adjustments to help save money each month. Resideo created this home energy audit checklist with additional tips.
- Upgrade to Energy Star Appliances. With more ENERGY STAR-rated products than any other thermostat manufacturer, Resideo’s Honeywell Home thermostats are energy efficient and can help save 8% of heating and cooling or $50 per year.
- Leverage Thermostat Technology. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is keeping your thermostat set at the same temperature all day, every day. Instead, you can deliver comfort when at home and energy savings when you’re away. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save as much as 10% a year on heating and cooling by simply turning your thermostat back 7-10 degrees Fahrenheit from its normal setting for eight hours a day. Don’t forget to also unlock rebates from your local utility.
- Recycle Old Technology. Whether you’ve just uninstalled your previous thermostat, or you’re looking to do so in the future, we recommend safely recycling your outdated thermostat. Responsibly recycling the old is as important as upgrading to a new efficient product in terms of its impact on the environment.
For more information, visit Resideo.com/sustainability.
Erin Woodward is based in Minnesota and served as a municipal development volunteer in the U.S., Peace Corps for two years in El Salvador, Central America. She leads sustainability for Resideo’s Products & Solutions business, where she champions bringing Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) into the business strategy and innovation pipeline. Erin sat on the steering committee for the Sustainable Growth Coalition, a business led partnership building collaborative circular economy projects to advance clean energy and protect and restore the natural water cycle.
Erin holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Spanish from Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire and a Master of Nonprofit Administration from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn.
**Based on Resideo sustainable offering criteria of products that have the capability to directly (primarily) contribute to energy savings.