Resource Consumption by Appliances
Home appliances are important in reducing overall household emissions, which consume an average of 15 percent of a home's total energy. Whirlpool Corporation has been recognized by various sources globally for our efforts and commitment to developing and producing environmentally friendly, resource-efficient products.
Whirlpool received the 2009 ENERGY STAR® Sustained Excellence Award 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 exhibit outstanding environmental leadership year after year, while sustaining product and marketing excellence. This unique honor represents our fourth consecutive Sustained Excellence Award and our tenth overall ENERGY STAR Award win – a feat unmatched by any other home appliance manufacturer.
Whirlpool also is active in the Canadian ENERGY STAR Program. In recognition of our outstanding work in promoting the benefits of energy efficiency to Canadians, Whirlpool was honored by Natural Resources Canada with the first Special Recognition Award for ENERGY STAR in Canada.
Whirlpool Latin America had the highest number of refrigerators and freezers with the PROCEL Energy Efficiency Label in 2005 of any company in Brazil. PROCEL is a Brazilian government program focused on energy savings.