BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- Whirlpool announced that it was awarded the 2011 Energy Star Sustained Excellence award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award recognizes the company's leadership in offering consumers energy and water efficiency through its leading home appliance brands, Whirlpool reported. According to the company, Whirlpool was the only appliance manufacturer to receive the Sustained Excellence award, the highest possible Energy Star award. This is the company's 12th top Energy Star award and sixth consecutive Sustained Excellence win. Whirlpool has been honored with 23 Energy Star awards overall.
"We believe in and support the Energy Starprogram because of the value it offers consumers," said Tom Catania, VP government relations Whirlpool. "We have and will continue to do our part in upholding the integrity of the Energy Star program."