Rachio earns B Corporation certification

The company has helped homeowners save three billion gallons of water to date.

April 19, 2017

DENVER, Colo. – Rachio has announced that it has 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 more than 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.

“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,” said Chris Klein, CEO of Rachio. “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.