Smart appliances with a conscience

Smart appliances with a conscience

As homes and appliances get smarter, consumers will still want a human touch to influence technology.

Rewatch: Top 10 green building videos for 2014

Rewatch: Top 10 green building videos for 2014

Take a look back at some of the most popular video content for 2014 on ProudGreenhome.com, featuring the latest techniques and technology to help satisfy the hunger for knowledge regarding creating high performance homes.

1920s bungalow gets deep green retrofit for sustainability studies

1920s bungalow gets deep green retrofit for sustainability studies

The ReNEWW House is a multi-year research project in which a 1920s vintage home is retrofitted into a net-zero energy, water and zero-waste-to-landfill structure.

Whirlpool drives sustainability from factory to home

Whirlpool drives sustainability from factory to home

To make it easier for consumers to go green, appliance manufacturers are building sustainability into their products from the factory floor to the laundry room and kitchen.

Deep green remodel will be a living laboratory for Purdue

Deep green remodel will be a living laboratory for Purdue

A deep green rebuild of a 1920s vintage Craftsman home demonstrates that existing housing stock can be transformed into a net-zero energy, water and waste high performance home.

 Water treatment devices certified under new standards for emerging contaminants

Water treatment devices certified under new standards for emerging contaminants

For the first time, water treatment devices have been certified for effectiveness in reducing trace levels of contaminants in drinking water.

Check out the latest hot home building products

Check out the latest hot home building products

The PCBC show honored homebuilding's latest and greatest products with the Parade of Products Awards.

 Home appliances integrate with Nest devices for more control (video)

Home appliances integrate with Nest devices for more control (video)

Nest made a splash in the smart device market with its stylish learning thermostat, and now it's extending its reach in the home through appliances.

First Energy Star clothes dryers are on the market now

First Energy Star clothes dryers are on the market now

Whirlpool received recent certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star program on the Whirlpool brand Duet model WED87HED steam dryer.

7 Steps to a mainstream Net-Zero house

7 Steps to a mainstream Net-Zero house

In addition to abundant natural daylighting, the house features CFL and LED lighting to conserve energy.

Vintage bungalow undergoes net-zero green upgrade

An energy-inefficient, late 1920's vintage bungalow in West Lafayette, Ind., will become a living laboratory for appliance and resource efficiency research. The combined effort by the Whirlpool Corporation and Purdue University will transform an off-campus house into a net-zero energy,...

Energy-efficient induction range handles big meals and cuts cooking time

Energy-efficient induction range handles big meals and cuts cooking time

According to a recent study conducted by Whirlpool Corporation, over 90 percent of households cook at least once a day, with the average home cooking 2.5 times a day. With all of this activity in the kitchen, families need the...

Home appliances going greener every year so upgrading pays off

Home appliances going greener every year so upgrading pays off

With more than 860 million appliances in the U.S., energy-efficiency improvements can make a huge impact. That's why Whirlpool Corp. has continued to improve the performance of its products, said Jeff Fettig, chairman and CEO when he addressed the EE...

Control your smart appliances from the palm of your hand

Control your smart appliances from the palm of your hand

Homeowners in the Chicago area will be among the first to get their hands on Whirlpool's mysmartappliances app to control the new line of smart appliances. Whirlpool has launched a new line of smart appliances equipped with with 6th Sense...

New appliance finishes replacing stainless steel (Slideshow)

New appliance finishes replacing stainless steel (Slideshow)

GE and Whirlpool are among the appliance manufacturers creating new finishes as research shows that many homeowners are looking for something other than stainless steel.

White ice is the new stainless for Whirlpool

White might not be the new black, but it is the new stainless, at least at Whirlpool. The appliance manufacturer is introducing a new line of home appliances that it's tagged the Ice Collection.

New sustainability standards for appliances

There are new sustainability standards for the home appliance industry. The standards were created by the Association for Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), Whirlpool Corp., UL Environment and the CSA Group. The new standard encompasses a very broad view of an...

Many consumers perceive their homes as minimally green

A recent National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Research Center survey conducted on behalf of Whirlpool Corp. and Habitat for Humanity International shows that 74 percent of consumers believe that less than a quarter of their home can be categorized...

Whirlpool Canada named 2011 Energy Star Manufacturer of the Year

Whirlpool Canada is the recipient of the 2011 Energy Star Manufacturer of the Year award by Natural Resources Canada. The award recognizes the company's leadership in offering consumers energy and water efficiency through its home appliance brands.

Consumers look for Energy Star label when buying appliances

The Energy Star label is more important than ever when consumer shop for major appliances, according to a recent survey from Whirlpool Corporation.The poll, conducted by Harris Interactive, found that 72 percent of U.S. consumers said they actively look for the Energy Star label when making purchasing decisions.

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