Whirlpool Awarded LEED Gold Certification

6 April 2010 (Last Updated April 6th, 2010 18:30)

Whirlpool Corporation's regional distribution centres in the USA have been awarded the LEED gold certification for the incorporation of green features. The company's centres located in Atlanta and Seattle received gold certificates while its Columbus and Denver centres received LEED

Whirlpool Corporation's regional distribution centres in the USA have been awarded the LEED gold certification for the incorporation of green features.

The company's centres located in Atlanta and Seattle received gold certificates while its Columbus and Denver centres received LEED certification because they generate energy savings of more than 20% and over 40% water efficiency.

The 1.6 million square feet Atlanta and Columbus facilities are among the ten largest LEED-certified warehouses in the USA.

The company said the centres made use of recycled, regional and low-emitting building materials while monitoring building performance.

Increased ventilation, fuel-efficient vehicle parking, water-efficient landscaping, low-mercury lighting, a link to a railcar service and use of an electric lift truck are a few of Whirlpool's green features.

Whirlpool Corporation is a manufacturer of home appliances.