Seeing (Energy) Stars
Among those products is GE's new line of Arctica refrigerators. It meets the 2001 energy standards, Freeman said, has some Energy Star models and also meets the 2003 clean air requirements.
Whirlpool Home Appliances, the Star Partner of the Year for the last three years, showed its new Whirlpool 800, Whirlpool 900 and Whirlpool Gold 1000 series at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS) last month. There are five Energy Star models in the Whirlpool 900 series. The Gold 1000 series features the Automatic Purge Filtration technology for energy efficiency.
"We will launch more new, high-efficiency appliance models this year than at any time in our history," said Mike Thompson, Whirlpool Director of Government Relations. "Some of the newest high-efficiency models are the Calypso washer, our Conquest refrigerator and (some) dishwashers."