Dryers Meet New Sustainability Standards
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Making dryers more green has been a tough problem for manufacturers. Dryers were one of the last appliance categories to have Energy Star qualification because it was hard to make them more efficient than average. But dryers are making progress.
Now select Whirlpool Corporation clothes dryers are being certified by the Association for Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) as meeting the new AHAM sustainability standards. Matching sets of washers and dryers that both meet AHAM standards are available to consumers. Certified washer and dryer sets include top-load and front-load washer styles, paired with gas, electric, and heat pump dryer models.
"We are proud to extend our commitment and leadership to sustainability by including these clothes washers and dryers to the list of appliances certified by the AHAM Sustainability Standards," said Maureen Sertich, North America sustainability lead. "With an historical focus on increasing the energy efficiency of Whirlpool Corporation products for more than 46 years, these standards allow us to concentrate on continuous improvements that help reduce the environmental impact of our products at all stages of their life cycle."
Those Whirlpool Brand dryer models among the first to receive certification include:
WED8500DW/C - Whirlpool 8.8 cu. ft. Cabrio High-Efficiency Electric Steam Dryer (paired with WTW8500DW0, DC0, DR0 - Whirlpool 5.3 cu. ft. Cabrio High-Efficiency Top Load Washer with Active Spray technology)
WED9290FW- 7.4 cu. ft. HybridCare True Ventless Heat Pump Dryer (paired with WFW92HEFW - Whirlpool 4.5 cu. ft. Front Load Washer with Load & GoTM Bulk Dispenser)
WED7990FW - 7.4 cu. ft. HybridCare True Ventless Heat Pump Dryer (paired with WFW75HEFW - Whirlpool 4.5 cu. ft. Front Load Washer with Precision Dispense)
Whirlpool Corporation announced certifications for sustainability standards for refrigerators in 2012, clothes washers in 2013 and cooking appliances in 2015.
The AHAM Sustainability Standards are unique in that they consider a broad range of product attributes during the lifecycle of the product, including energy and water efficiencies, manufacturing, materials, and end of life considerations, Sertich said.
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Companies: Whirlpool Corporation