news-GEO-award2016Last week, Green Energy Ohio (GEO) presented Whirlpool Corporation with the Green Energy Ohio Business of the Year 2015 Award in recognition of the corporation’s sustainability efforts in Ohio and globally.

GEO is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting environmentally and economically sustainable energy policies and practices in Ohio. GEO promotes renewable energy (solar, wind, biomass & low-impact hydro) statewide by acting as a clearinghouse to inform Ohioans on sustainable energy.

Brent Funk, Human Resources Director – Findlay Operations, accepted the award on behalf of Whirlpool Corporation, during the Ohio Green Energy Conference at the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, OH.

“Whirlpool Corporation has a 46 year commitment to sustainability — long before it became the norm.” Funk said while accpeting the award. “We incorporate sustainability programs into our products and processes while nurturing the communities where we operate, delivering value to our consumers and reducing our environmental impact.’

“Many of you know that in June 2015 we broke ground on a wind farm near our Findlay plant. I’m pleased to share that the wind farm is up and running. Through clean, renewable energy producing zero greenhouse gas emissions, the turbines are currently providing about 20% of the plant’s electrical needs.”

Click here to read a profile of the wind farm in the Winter 2015 GEO News Magazine.

Past GEO Business of the Year Award Recipients:

  • 2001: Green Mountain Energy Company
  • 2002: Vanner Inc.
  • 2003: First Solar
  • 2004: Doty & Miller Architects
  • 2005: Decker Homes
  • 2006: Convention & Vistiors Bureau of Greater Cleveland
  • 2007: Duke Energy
  • 2008: Melink Corporation
  • 2009: Ohio Magazine
  • 2010: Design Group
  • 2011: Iberdrola Renewables & EDP Renewables
  • 2012: One Energy
  • 2013: Honda North America
  • 2014: Key Bank & Motorcars Honda
  • 2015: Whirlpool Corporation

April 12, 2016