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Whirlpool Corporation Goes For ZNE With ENERGY STAR® Appliances

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.

Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has again 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.

Whirlpool Corporation’s ENERGY STAR® certified appliances are helping engineers create the first lived-in, fully-retrofitted home that is net zero energy, water, and waste; the project is known as the ReNEWW House, a 1920s bungalow the company, along with Purdue University, is transforming into a world class research laboratory and sustainable living showcase.

Whirlpool’s 36-inch French Door refrigerator offers MicroEdge® spill control shelves that provide 25 percent more usable shelf space, and the In-Door-Ice® system can also create room for an extra shelf through moving the ice bin into the door.

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.

“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 ReNEWWhouse.com.
For more information on Whirlpool Corporation, visit www.whirlpoolcorp.com.