Maytag Corporation announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have awarded the appliance company a 2005 National Product Campaign Award. Maytag will receive its award at ceremony in Washington, D.C., U.S. on March 15.
Maytag, a partner in the program since 1997, will be honored for its role in the annual ENERGY STAR Appliance Promotion. The national promotion encourages consumers to help the U.S. remove old, inefficient appliances from the electric grid and, when making a replacement, to choose appliances that have earned the ENERGY STAR to save energy and money.
Maytag also claims to offer more high-efficiency washers than any other brand, saving consumers money in water and energy every year.
"ENERGY STAR is a great fit for us," said David Steiner, vice president of Governmental Affairs, Maytag. "By offering customers products that have earned the ENERGY STAR, we give them resource-friendly product choices that also meet their demand for quality and features."
The National Product Campaign Award is given to organizations that have done an outstanding job of leveraging ENERGY STAR's national product campaigns to educate consumers about the many benefits of making energy-efficient product choices for the home. Award winners are selected from hundreds of organizations that participate in the national product campaigns initiated by the EPA and DOE.
"As an ENERGY STAR partner, Maytag does a great job of demonstrating how organizations can help consumers choose resource-efficient products that save them money and make a difference for our environment," said Kathleen Hogan, director of EPA's Climate Protection Partnerships Division. "Thanks to Maytag's leadership and the participation of other organizations across the country that promoted ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers in 2004, our country is realizing an annual savings of more than 320 million gallons of water and 22 million KwH of energy. We're glad to have Maytag on board to make this kind of savings possible."
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