FRIGIDAIRE WASHERS AMONG THE MOST EFFICIENT ENERGY STAR® MODELS
July 18, 2011
Frigidaire washers have been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as three of the most efficient ENERGY STAR® washers on the market.
“ENERGY STAR Most Efficient” is a new EPA program designed to identify and advance highly efficient products in the marketplace. The effort will call out the most efficient products among those that qualify for the ENERGY STAR in particular product categories.
Evaluation criteria were established to ensure that products earning this designation demonstrate efficiency performance that is truly exceptional, inspirational, or leading edge — consistent with the interests of environmentally-motivated consumers and early adopters.
"This new label will help Americans save money and cut pollution by quickly pointing them to the best ENERGY STAR products have to offer. Highlighting ENERGY STAR’S Most Efficient products is a great way to encourage the strides in innovation that bring even more energy and money saving choices to our stores," said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. "We know American consumers are eager to make purchases that save them money on their utility bills and reduce the pollution in the air we breathe, and these labels will help them identify the best ways to find those purchases."
Frigidaire offers eco-friendly washers that use up to 82% less energy and 60% less water than washers from just ten years ago. Plus, the Energy Saver Option further reduces energy use up to 60%.1
“As a proud ENERGY STAR partner, Frigidaire is committed to creating high-performing, energy efficient appliances with innovative time-saving features,” said Marty O’Gorman, general manager of Frigidaire. “Energy efficiency and environmental stewardship are key elements of our global commitment to sustainability in our products and operations.”
Frigidaire’s new collections of kitchen and laundry appliances include ENERGY STAR qualified appliances in every product category, where applicable, offering a wide variety of stylish appliances that are from 10% to 80% more energy-efficient than non-ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances. Innovative features that minimize energy and water consumption are a priority across the appliance line, from washers that use up to 82% less energy and 60% less water to refrigerators and freezers that use at least 10% less energy, to dishwashers that use at least 41% less energy and 40% less water than was used just 10 years ago. In fact, Frigidaire dishwashers use five gallons of water per load versus 27 gallons for hand washing – a savings of more than 50,000 gallons of water over the average life of the product.
The maker of Frigidaire applies this commitment to operational efficiency as well. The parent company of Frigidaire is recognized as leader in the Durable Household Products category in the most recent Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. As part of its sustainability strategy, the parent company of Frigidaire has committed that by the end of 2012, its factories, offices and warehouses will use 28% less energy than in 2005 and had achieved a 25% reduction versus 2005 at the end of 2010. Additionally, the company has set ambition targets related to water usage and transportation emissions reduction globally.
Frigidaire has always been committed to helping consumers save money and energy. In fact, consumers who are interested in swapping out old appliances can calculate their potential cash and energy savings at frigidaire.com/energysaving or on Facebook at facebook.com/frigidaire.
The entire new Frigidaire appliance line is available nationwide at Best Buy, Lowe’s, Sears and select independent appliance dealers.
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Consumer research shows that Frigidaire is a legendary brand known for its reliability. With more than 500 new products rolling out into 2011, the new Frigidaire has been designed to help families make the most of their time and space with high-performing, easy-to-use appliances with time-saving features. Visit frigidaire.com for more information.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants associated with energy use. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 60 kinds of products as well as new homes and buildings. Last year alone, Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved $18 billion on their utility bills and prevented greenhouse gas equivalent to those of 34 million cars. Products, homes and buildings that have earned the ENERGY STAR prevent emissions by meeting strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. For more information, go to energystar.gov.
1 Based on a 15.8 lb. load as tested per DOE Protocol 10CFR430, subpart B, App. J, cl.3.1.