This month, the world’s largest major home appliance manufacturer will demonstrate its long-standing commitment to sustainable living at the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building.
Whirlpool Corporation plans to showcase a diverse offering of resource-efficient appliances and innovative technologies in New Orleans, Oct. 22-23, 2014, at the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. The appliances on display in booth 430 will include a ventless clothes dryer, an award-winning, water recycling dishwasher and a resource-efficient refrigerator.
“Whirlpool Corporation has been focused on sustainability for more than four decades, so our products are a natural fit with Greenbuild,” said Ron Voglewede, global sustainability director at Whirlpool Corporation. “The products we showcase at this year’s conference incorporate the sustainability strategy that is built into nearly every aspect of our business, from materials and processes, to product technologies and end-of-life recycling.”
Greenbuild attendees will have the chance to see products from the Whirlpool Corporation family of brands that raise the bar for sustainability in the appliance industry, Voglewede said. Chief among them, an innovative heat pump clothes dryer designed to offer builders and remodelers greater laundry room design flexibility. The ventless Whirlpool® HybridCare™ clothes dryer (WED99HED), with Hybrid Heat Pump technology, reduces overall energy costs for end users while providing designers of single family and multifamily housing the freedom to place dryers virtually anywhere. This is achieved through a refrigeration system that dries and recycles hot, moist air instead of wasting energy by venting the air out of the home.
From the KitchenAid brand, Greenbuild attendees will see the new KitchenAid® Architect® Series II dishwasher with the AquaSense™ Recycling System (KDTE554CSS), a feature that results in 33 percent less water consumption without sacrificing cleaning and drying performance. AquaSense™ technology recycles water from the dishwasher’s final rinse cycle and then uses it in the next load’s pre-rinse cycle. Fresh water is used to finish the cleaning cycle.
The Whirlpool Corporation floor display will also include the ENERGY STAR® qualified Amana® 19 cu. ft. Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator with Greater Efficiency (ABB1924BRM), a budget-friendly option for families looking to reduce their utility costs without sacrificing space. The Amana® refrigerator cools consistently and efficiently, allowing users to save 42 percent more energy, and up to $400 during the lifetime of the appliances. The unit meets CEE Tier 1 standards and incorporates the use of Honeywell’s new Solstice® Liquid Blowing Agent (LBA) into its energy-efficient insulation. The global warming potential of Solstice® LBA is 99.9 percent lower than 245fa, the most common foam blowing agent widely used within the U.S. industry, resulting in a more environmentally-responsible household refrigerator.
In 2014, Whirlpool Corporation announced the implementation of Solstice® LBA in all U.S.-made refrigerators and freezers. The conversion of all U.S. manufacturing centers is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014, and the impact to the global warming effect will be the equivalent of removing more than 400,000 cars from the road. Whirlpool Corporation is the first manufacturer to incorporate Solstice® LBA in home appliances.
For more information about the Whirlpool Corporation commitment to sustainability and how the appliance manufacturer helps builders nationwide grow their businesses, visit www.insideadvantage.com.
Inside Advantage, by Whirlpool Corporation, is designed exclusively for professionals to facilitate the designing, building and remodeling process for any project involving major appliances. Backed by Whirlpool Corporation’s depth of consumer insight and supported by its strong portfolio of brands, Inside Advantage helps designers, builders and remodelers create more livable spaces. Sales support materials and logistical services are readily available to Inside Advantage members.