BENTON HARBOR, Mich., November 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation, the number one major appliance manufacturer in the world, has been recognized for its commitment to sustainability and natural resource efficiency with its inclusion on the 2017 Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index.
There has long been an argument that homes and buildings are reliant on 19th-century technologies. The result is that while home climate-control systems and features such has windows have improved over the years, homes and buildings are still inefficient.
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) today announced that the sustainable lifestyles of the future are taking shape under a new collaboration between Whirlpool Corporation, P&G and Firmenich at the Whirlpool ReNEWW House – a live-in laboratory on Purdue University’s campus in Indiana, USA.
Watch this video to learn more about the ReNEWW House and the collaboration experience.
The first phase of the ambitious ReNEWW House project has slashed this home’s HERS score to near zero.
IN JULY 2013, Whirlpool Corporation partnered with Purdue University on a retrofit of a late 1920s bungalow in West Lafayette, Indiana. The goal: to create more livable spaces while lowering operational costs and environmental impacts.
Called the ReNEWW House, for Retrofitted Net-zero Energy, Water and Waste, the structure will be renovated in three phases, with each phase lasting roughly a year. Phase one, a deep-energy retrofit, was completed in the summer of 2014.
Green Builder Media's 2015 Hot 50 Green Products Ebook: Download It Today!
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When Green Builder Media launched this year's Hot 50 Green Products issue, our editors got a little help with our green picks. Flooring manufacturer Cali Bamboo's office goat Geronimo registered his vote for Cali's durable 100 percent formaldehyde-free Eucalyptus flooring. Today's resilient houses require the absolute best in sustainable products. Check out this year's standouts, including Whirlpool's HybridCare Ventless Duet Dryer, Kimberly-Clark's BLOCK-IT House Wrap, ZIP System stretch tape and many more.