Seeing (Energy) Stars
"In terms of refrigeration, between our Kenmore brand, which is our proprietary brand, and the other brands that we carry, and we carry the top six brands of appliances, we will have the largest assortment of energy-efficient and Energy Star products of any retailer in the country," said Tina Settecase, vice president of home appliances. "We expect that we will have all of our new refrigerators that meet the new, July energy standard, on board and ready to sell by May 20."
Sears sells Energy Star-labeled products from Amana, Frigidaire, GE, Maytag, Whirlpool, Jenn-Air and Kenmore/Kenmore Elite. Last August, Kenmore introduced the Energy Star Kenmore Elite washer with Calypso Wash Motion. The washer uses a wash plate with a 7-inch crown located at the base of the tub, so the laundry basket doesn't get filled with water and the clothes are washed using a wash plate.
Also in 2000, Sears introduced a line of energy-efficient Kenmore heating and cooling systems, three Energy Star air conditioners and four Energy Star dishwashers.