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Whirlpool Corporation receives highest energy award
The US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Whirlpool Corporation the 2011 Energy Star Sustained Excellence award. Energy Star was introduced in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants associated with energy use.
Whirlpool's award recognises the company's leadership in offering consumers energy and water efficiency through its leading home appliance brands. The company was the only appliance manufacturer to receive the Sustained Excellence award, the highest possible Energy Star award.
This is Whirlpool's 12th top Energy Star award and sixth consecutive Sustained Excellence win. The organisation has been honoured with 23 Energy star awards overall, more than any other appliance manufacturer.
Whirlpool has conducted a survey with Harris Interactive and found that with 72% of consumers that energy efficiency is more important than ever in the purchase decision of consumers shopping for major appliances.
"Whirlpool Corporation's long-term leadership and commitment to energy efficiency demonstrates the types of accomplishments that we can all achieve in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and protecting our global environment," explains Elizabeth Craig, Acting Director of EPA's Office of Atmospheric Programs. "We look forward to the organisation's continued partnership and leadership."
Raj Mistry, Head of Marketing Whirlpool UK, is naturally delighted with this latest award.
"This is a great accolade and one that we are all very proud of," he says. "Whirlpool offers some of the most resource-efficient appliances on the market today. It is part of our DNA and we will continue to strive to manufacture appliances with outstanding performance and results that are as efficient and as economical as possible."
The Energy Star label can be found on more than 60 types of products as well as new homes and buildings. Last year Energy Star helped Americans save $18 billion on their utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas equivalent to those of 34 million cars. Products that have earned the Energy Star award prevent emissions by meeting strict energy-efficient specifications set by the EPA.
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1st April 2011