Whirlpool Corporation on March 1 announced that it will receive the 2007 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence from the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. This special award is given to a select group of organizations that have exhibited outstanding environmental leadership year after year, while sustaining product and marketing excellence. This unique honor represents the company's eighth Energy Star Award win.
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Whirlpool Corporation, an Energy Star partner since 1998, will be honored for its leadership in designing, manufacturing and marketing resource efficient home appliances that earn the Energy Star, the government-backed symbol of energy efficiency. Among the reasons cited in recognizing Whirlpool was the company's commitment to offering a compelling depth and breadth of Energy Star-qualified products, as well as the company's training programs, marketing campaigns and innovative national consumer education activities.
"Whirlpool Corporation is proud to again receive the Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award," said Dave Swift, president, Whirlpool North America. "Whirlpool regards the Energy Star program as one of its most important partnerships because ENERGY STAR offers more than rhetoric to efforts at conserving the world's non-renewable resources; Energy Star produces solid results for consumers. As a Manufacturer Partner, and the world's leading appliance company, our vision is to offer products for every home, everywhere. Whirlpool meets that challenge, in large measure, by offering a full line of innovative, energy and water efficient appliances."
"Partners like Whirlpool Corporation are national leaders in energy efficiency," said Alexander Karsner, assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy at the Department of Energy. "The Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award winners are leaders in adopting energy efficient technologies for their products and practices. Their long term commitment to energy efficiency is good for business, the environment, for consumers – and for the country as a whole."
"Partners like Whirlpool are outstanding leaders in protecting our environment through energy efficiency," said Bill Wehrum, acting assistant administrator for EPA's Office of Air and Radiation. "As one of the 2007 Energy Star Sustained Excellence winners Whirlpool has taken energy efficiency to new heights year after year and we all benefit."
The 2007 Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a select group of organizations that have showcased outstanding leadership consistently. The winners have set and achieved aggressive goals and they've used innovative approaches to highlight what can be achieved through energy efficiency.