The Alliance to Save Energy has named Whirlpool Corporation winner of the Innovative Star award for its a new line of smart grid home appliances that enable consumers to avoid peak energy use times, maximize energy efficiency, and reduce power costs.
The Star of Energy Efficiency awards are presented to individuals, organizations, companies, learning institutions and government programs that demonstrate a notable commitment to energy efficiency.
Christian Gianni, Whirlpool’s senior vice president of engineering and technology says, “With the collaboration of the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency and ENERGY STAR program, as well as organizations like the National Resources Defense Council, we have been able to dramatically improve the efficiency of many of our appliances. For example, our latest refrigerators consume less energy than a 60W light bulb and are 50 percent more efficient than refrigerators from only 13 years ago. Whirlpool believes that the world’s environmental issues must be addressed in a comprehensive way in partnership with businesses, government, and organizations such as the Alliance to Save Energy.”
Alliance President Kateri Callahan adds: “Year after year Whirlpool inspires us with their creativity and passion to take energy efficiency to new heights. I am honored tonight to celebrate their leadership and vision in driving energy efficiency into our homes. This prestigious award adds another notch onto Whirlpool’s already brilliant history of innovation.”
Whirlpool’s smart appliances are designed to automatically modify energy consumption whether the appliance is hooked up to a smart meter or not. The company advocates voluntary industry standards to promote resource conservation while maintaining high performance.
The company’s worldwide brands include Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, and Bauknecht.
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