BENTON HARBOR, Mich., March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized Whirlpool Corporation with the 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Product Brand Owner Award. Whirlpool received the award for its outstanding contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by manufacturing energy-efficient kitchen and laundry appliances. The company is also recognized for being a leader in educating consumers and training retailers about energy efficiency. This is the 25th ENERGY STAR award that Whirlpool Corporation has won in the U.S., more than any other appliance manufacturer.
"We value our partnership with ENERGY STAR and we're honored to once again earn the distinction of Partner of the Year," said Nathan Mouw, Director, North American Regulatory Affairs, Whirlpool Corporation. "Whirlpool Corporation is passionate about improving the quality of life for our consumers while working to minimize our impact on the environment. It's a passion that has driven us to offer a number of home appliances that allow consumers to take sustainable practices into their own hands through improved energy and water efficiency."
Combining the power of innovation with environmental commitment, Whirlpool is creating sustainable solutions and exploring new methods of sustainable living using ENERGY STAR certified products:
- Whirlpool Corporation's ENERGY STAR certified appliances are helping engineers create the first lived-in, fully retrofitted, net zero energy, water and waste home, ReNEWW House, a 1920s bungalow the company, along with Purdue University, is transforming into a world class research laboratory and sustainable living showcase.
- The HybridCare™ dryer merges both heat pump and ventless technologies to solve key challenges when it comes to dryers – energy usage, gentle care for specialty clothing and identifying an appropriate space to vent outside. With the Eco Dry setting, the dryer uses up to 73 percent less energy.1
"Whirlpool Corporation's ENERGY STAR certified products are helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation's greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change," said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. "Whirlpool's efforts demonstrate a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations."
For more information on ReNEWW house, visit www.renewwhouse.com.
About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE: WHR) is the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, with approximately $21 billion in annual sales, 97,000 employees and 70 manufacturing and technology research centers in 2015. The company markets Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Consul, Brastemp, Amana, Bauknecht, Jenn-Air, Indesit and other major brand names in nearly every country throughout the world. Additional information about the company can be found at WhirlpoolCorp.com, or find us on Twitter at @WhirlpoolCorp.
1 Compared to pre-2004 traditional dryers, when paired with a matching washer, normal cycle, electric only
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