Whirlpool Corporation Design+Development Group (D+DG) Architects Earn LEED(R) AP...

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Whirlpool Corporation Design+Development Group (D+DG) Architects Earn LEED(R)
AP Certification


BENTON HARBOR, Mich., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Whirlpool Corporation today
announced that two of its Design+Development Group (D+DG) on-staff architects,
Andrea Hutchins, AIA, AKBD; and Daniel Page-Wood, Assoc. AIA, AKBD, recently
earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional
(LEED(R) AP) certification. The LEED AP certification will allow Whirlpool
Corporation to further support trade customers beyond appliance selection and
make the sustainable design process easier for the building and design
community.

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Now managed by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), LEED
Professional Accreditation distinguishes building professionals with the
knowledge and skills to successfully steward the LEED certification process.
LEED APs demonstrate a thorough understanding of green building practices and
principles and the LEED Rating System. Specifically, the LEED AP certification
provides a standard for professionals participating in design and construction
of high-performance green buildings that use less energy, water and natural
resources; create less waste; and are more healthful and comfortable for the
occupants.

According to the GBCI, a LEED credential provides employers, policymakers and
other stakeholders with assurances of an individual's current level of
competence and is the mark of the most qualified, educated and influential
green building professionals in the marketplace.

"These achievements are in support of Whirlpool Corporation's leadership in
sustainability, which strives to mirror the green movement in design and
architecture," said Terri Connett, senior manager of the Whirlpool Corporation
D+DG. "Dan and Andrea's leadership in sustainable building practices adds
value to our department, our corporation and ultimately to the design
community as a whole."

As part of The Inside Advantage(TM), Whirlpool Corporation's dedicated program
for building and design professionals, the D+DG was formed to provide a
continuing education resource for architects and designers in the homebuilding
industry. Hutchins and Page-Wood joined Whirlpool Corporation after nearly a
decade of practicing architecture with residential and commercial firms.

About Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation works to exceed expectations with appliances that help
building and design professionals create homes of distinction. The company's
The Inside Advantage(TM) Program offers Powerful Brands, Innovative Products,
Targeted Services and Consumer Insight to support building and design
professionals. 

Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of
major home appliances, with annual sales of more than $19 billion, 70,000
employees and 68 manufacturing and technology research centers around the
world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana,
Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly
every country around the world.

For more information on Whirlpool Corporation and its offerings for architects
and design professionals, please visit insideadvantage.com/designers or call
1-800-253-3977. 


SOURCE  Whirlpool Corporation

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