Rachio Becomes First Smart Home Company to Earn Prestigious "B Corp" Certification for its Commitment to Sustainability

Smart Sprinkler Company Hits Major Water Conservation Milestone with Three Billion Gallons of Water Saved to Date

DENVER--()--Rachio, maker of the highest rated smart sprinkler controller on the market, today announced that it earned B Corporation certification. In addition, the company has helped homeowners save three billion gallons of water in the last three years. This savings is equal to the annual drinking water for more than 16 million people, and could serve the population of Los Angeles and Orange County combined.

Rachio achieved B Corporation certification through its commitment to sustainability and smart water usage. B Corporation awards its certification to companies that use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems, and meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability. Today, there is a growing community of more than 2,000 certified corporations from 50 countries and over 130 industries working together to redefine success in business and follow through on a commitment to uphold these standards.

To date, Rachio has helped its customers save three billion gallons of water using Rachio's EPA WaterSense certified irrigation technology to optimize watering schedules. By analyzing past and future weather reports, as well as a yard’s soil type and lawn conditions, Rachio can save homeowners up to 50 percent off their outdoor water bill. Rachio’s Weather Intelligence™ taps into a home’s Wi-Fi network and connects to a network of thousands of weather stations to collect this data.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average American family uses more than 300 gallons of water per day at home, and the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller reduces water waste by ensuring that each yard gets the precise amount of water that it needs.

“Rachio’s ground-breaking controller and app empower people to take control of their water use, making it easy to balance having a beautiful yard with minimizing their environmental impact,” said Chris Klein, CEO of Rachio. “We’re incredibly proud that our technology has saved more than three billion gallons of water, and we’re honored to be recognized as a B Corporation at the same time. We remain dedicated to making it seamless for people to make smart choices about water usage in their homes.”

“B Corp is committed to working with companies helping the global community, and here at the Colorado B Corp office, we couldn’t be more thrilled to add another local company to our roster,” said Kim Coupounas, Director of B Lab’s Colorado office. “Rachio offers its customers a smart and intuitive way to take control of their water usage, and we're pleased to recognize their commitment to addressing the growing need for water conservation.”

Rachio integrates with major smart home platforms and is compatible with nearly every home sprinkler system. Setup is straightforward and gives homeowners complete control of their yard irrigation, with up to 16 zones per controller.

To celebrate Earth Day, on April 21 and 22 Rachio is offering a $30 discount off controllers purchased on Rachio.com, in addition to the EPA WaterSense rebates. To learn more, or to purchase, visit Rachio.com. You can also download the free Rachio app on iTunes and Google Play.

About Rachio

Rachio, the maker of the leading smart sprinkler controller, is changing the way people think about water. The Wi-Fi enabled controller and mobile app makes using at-home sprinklers easy and convenient while saving users water and money. With Rachio’s technology, the term ‘smart home’ expands beyond the house and into the yard, allowing users to set it and forget it while helping conserve one of the planet’s greatest resources. To date, Rachio has helped users save more than three billion gallons of water. For more information, visit www.rachio.com.

About B Corporations

Certified B Corporations are leaders of a global movement of people using business as a force for good. They meet the highest standards of overall social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability and aspire to use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. There are more than 2,000 Certified B Corporations in over 130 industries and 50 countries with 1 unifying goal – to redefine success in business.

Contacts

Finn Partners
Allison Field, 310-552-4106
Rachio@finnpartners.com

Contacts

Finn Partners
Allison Field, 310-552-4106
Rachio@finnpartners.com