Maytag named Energy Star award winner

Maytag named Energy Star award winner
Date February 23, 2005
Section(s) Local News
Special to the Daily News

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy have awarded Maytag Corporation a 2005 National Product Campaign Award. As a partner in the ENERGY STAR program, Maytag has made outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by bringing information about ENERGY STAR to America’s consumers. Maytag‘s accomplishments will be recognized at an awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. on March 15.

Maytag, a partner in the program since 1997, will be honored for its leadership role in the annual ENERGY STAR Appliance Promotion. The national promotion encourages consumers to help our country remove old, inefficient appliances from our electric grid and, when making a replacement, to choose appliances that have earned the ENERGY STAR to save energy and money.

Maytag offers an extensive laundry lineup — including more high-efficiency washers than any other brand, saving consumers money in water and energy every year.

Most people don’t realize that their home can be responsible for twice the greenhouse gas emissions as their car. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved about $10 billion on their energy bills while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those of 20 million cars.

“ENERGY STAR is a great fit for us,” said David Steiner, vice president, governmental affairs, Maytag. “By offering customers products that have earned the ENERGY STAR, we give them resource-friendly product choices that also meet their demand for quality and features.”

The National Product Campaign Award is given to organizations that have done an outstanding job of leveraging ENERGY STAR’s national product campaigns to educate consumers about the many benefits of making energy-efficient product choices for the home. Award winners are selected from hundreds of organizations that participate in the national product campaigns initiated by the EPA and DOE.

“As an ENERGY STAR partner, Maytag does a great job of demonstrating how organizations can help consumers choose resource-efficient products that save them money and make a difference for our environment,” said Kathleen Hogan, director of EPA’s Climate Protection Partnerships Division. “Thanks to Maytag‘s leadership and the participation of other organizations across the country who promoted ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers in 2004, our country is realizing an annual savings of more than 320 million gallons of water and 22 million KwH of energy. We’re glad to have Maytag on board to make this kind of savings possible.”

ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce air pollution through increased energy efficiency. Today, with assistance from the Department of Energy, the ENERGY STAR program offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. More than 7,000 organizations have become ENERGY STAR partners and are committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes and businesses.


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