Whirlpool Wins Highest EPA 2011 Energy Star AwardMar 21st, 2011 | By Michael Benenati | Category: Green Living
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that its highest Energy Star award for 2011 goes to Whirpool Corporation. Whirlpool is being awarded the 2011 Energy Star Sustained Excellence award, which represents long-term contributions to promoting energy efficiency.
“Whirlpool Corporation has earned EPA’s highest Energy Star award–the 2011 Sustained Excellence Award,” announced Elizabeth Craig, the acting director of the EPA Office of Atmospheric Programs. “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. We look forward to their continued partnership and leadership.”
Each year since 1999, the EPA and the US Department of Energy (DOE) have jointly selected the Energy Star awards to honor organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. The awards are named after the Energy Star program, established by the United States government and supported by international cooperation, which aims to establish international standards for energy efficiency. The awards go to businesses that follow Energy Star energy efficiency standard guidelines by demonstrating abilities to reduce waste, conserve energy, and recycle.
Whirlpool has won the sustained Excellence award six consecutive times. The company has won the top Energy Star award 12 times, and has won 23 overall Energy Star awards, the most of any other manufacturer.
This year’s awards ceremony will be held Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 5:30 pm in the Marriot Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC. For more details see the Energy Star website.