Benton Harbor, Michigan
ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Whirlpool Corporation is a global home appliance industry leader, marketing some of the world's most recognized appliance brands, including Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Bauknecht, Brastemp, and Consul. The company is being recognized for its exceptional efforts to manufacture, market, and promote ENERGY STAR qualified products. This is the fifth time that Whirlpool is receiving ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence recognition. Key accomplishments include:
Manufacturing over 390 ENERGY STAR qualified appliances in 2009, a 25% increase over 2008.
Delivering ENERGY STAR training and marketing to retailers, housing industry representatives, utility companies, and consumers. Whirlpool's 2009 national print media featured creative executions that included the ENERGY STAR mark, along with energy and water efficiency messaging that reached over 550 million consumers.
Expanding its suite of ENERGY STAR qualified appliances with the addition of products such as the Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer laundry pair; the washer uses 80% less energy and 74% less water than traditional topload washers.
Educating and training more than 61,000 national retailer sales associates on the benefits of ENERGY STAR qualified products.
Continuing to demonstrate its leadership in the community by donating an ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerator to every new Habitat for Humanity home built in North America.