BENTON HARBOR, Mich. -- Centex Corp.
has been selected to receive a Whirlpool Corp.
Excellence in Sustainability award for its sustainable insight in the building community. Centex is the inaugural recipient of the award, which recognizes recent projects that demonstrate sustainable building practices, as defined by LEED(R) and NAHB guidelines, while featuring sustainable appliance options from Whirlpool Corporation’s portfolio of brands.
The Excellence in Sustainability awards are part of the Whirlpool Corporation Green Touch Program, which helps make it easier to design, build and market sustainable homes. The program provides builders with a variety of practical solutions to help make a sustainable difference, such as sustainable product options, design tools and marketing assistance.
“The method in which homes are built makes a major impact on the community and the world. While many builders are just learning sustainable building practices, Centex is acting as an excellent role model, representing the future of residential building,” said Tom Halford, general manager of contract sales and marketing at Whirlpool Corporation.
Centex Energy Advantage homes include a suite of energy-efficient features installed as standard nationwide, including Whirlpool and KitchenAid brand appliances in the kitchen and laundry room. According to a study commissioned with the NAHB Research Center, these homes are up to 22 percent more efficient than comparable new homes built to the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code, the most widely used energy efficiency code. When compared to a typical 10-year-old home, as defined by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building America Program, the Centex Energy Advantage homes in the study were shown to be up to 40 percent more energy-efficient.*
With more ENERGY STAR
qualified appliances than any other appliance manufacturer from its portfolio of brands, Whirlpool Corporation provides numerous appliance packages that save water and energy and safeguard indoor air quality.