Appliance maker Bosch Home Appliances welcomed the passage of the Barton-Domenici Energy Policy Act.
The bill contains provisions that will help expand sales of super-efficient appliances by providing tax incentives to manufacturers producing products meeting federal standards established by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE).
"This forward-thinking decision provides an incentive to appliance manufacturers to expand their production of energy-conserving products that have a positive impact on the environment," said CEO Franz J. Bosshard. "For Bosch, it will help ensure that we can continue to invest in technology and jobs at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in North Carolina where we produce our award-winning energy and water saving appliances."
Bosch's high-efficiency products, such as its Nexxt(TM) laundry system and Integra(TM) and Evolution(TM) dishwasher lines, employ advanced technologies developed to save water and energy. Nexxt washers, which can clean a full load of clothes using 10.6 gallons of water, have earned the highest achievable ENERGY STAR(R) rating available, which means they exceed efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the DOE.
Launched last year, Nexxt washers already meet 2007 Federal Regulatory Standards. Through an advanced sensor package, Nexxt dryers also take less time and energy to dry clothes than conventional dryers -- all while providing superior care and protection for even delicate fabrics such as silk and cashmere.
Utilizing similar energy-saving strategies, all Bosch dishwashers have earned the ENERGY STAR(R) label, exceeding the efficiency guidelines set by the EPA. In fact, Bosch dishwashers use 3.1 gallons per cycle.
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