LOUISVILLE, Ky., — June 4, 2015 —  GE Appliances' 80-Gallon GeoSpring™ Pro Hybrid Electric Water Heater has been chosen as a 2015 Parade of Products (POP @ PCBC) Award winner. Recipients were selected based on innovation, practical application and how well each accomplished the solution for which it was designed. GE will showcase the new GeoSpring Pro in San Diego, California, from June 24-25 at PCBC’s annual West Coast conference and exhibition.

“We are pleased that GeoSpring Pro has been chosen for an award that showcases its innovation,” said Francois Lebrasseur, marketing manager for GE Water Products. “Most consumers are not aware that with the GeoSpring's advanced heat pump technology, they can cut their electric water heating expenses by more than a half*, making it the most efficient way to heat water.”

Released in early 2015, the new 80-gallon ENERGY STAR®-rated GeoSpring Pro water heater:

  • Meets family hot water needs with a tank capacity of 80 gallons and a first-hour delivery of 92 gallons
  • Exceeds the U.S. Department of Energy’s 2015 energy efficiency standards for water heaters with an energy factor of 3.1
  • Is 67 percent more efficient than a standard electric water heater*
  • Provides easy installation
  • Saves the average household up to $500** every year
  • Can improve a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) Index score up to 7 points depending on the climate zone and the home configuration***
  • Is ideal for large households living in homes that have more than two baths

PCBC is the largest homebuilding tradeshow representing the West Coast which attracts more than 10,000 buyers. It provides prominent industry leaders a place to gather and present the latest products, trends and innovations in homebuilding. Decided by a five-person panel and promoted during the show, the POP @ PCBC Awards are designed to honor outstanding achievements in new product development.

“The entries for this year’s POP @ PCBC Awards consisted of creations boasting originality and ingenuity,” said Nigel F. Maynard, product guru, writer and one of the judges for this year’s POP @ PCBC Awards. “There has been a return to post-recession research and development within the industry, providing homebuyers with cutting-edge products that are durable, energy and water efficient, and easy to use.”

GE Appliances will showcase GeoSpring Pro during the show at booth 1143. For more information on the educational conference and schedule, visit www.pcbc.com. For more information on the GeoSpring line of hybrid electric water heaters, visit www.geappliances.com.

About GE Appliances
GE Appliances is at the forefront of building innovative, energy-efficient appliances that improve people’s lives. GE Appliances’ products include refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, water filtration systems and water heaters. General Electric (NYSE: GE) works on things that matter to build a world that works better. For more information on GE Appliances, visit www.ge.com/appliances.

About PCBC
Dedicated to advancing the art, science and business of housing, PCBC is the largest homebuilding tradeshow representing the west coast region. Launched in 1959 as a small educational conference at the Sheraton Palace Hotel in San Francisco, PCBC is now an annual two-day conference, product display and business exchange and is open to anyone professionally involved in the building industry, including builders, developers, architects, remodelers, designers, contractors, dealers/distributors and suppliers/manufacturers.