Published on April 8, 2008
Emissions Reduction in the Home Appliance Sector - Leading by Example: Emissions Reduction in the Home Appliance Sector - Leading by Example Submitted by Whirlpool Corporation to the Business Roundtable Climate RESOLVE Steering Committee Responsible Environmental Steps, Opportunities to Lead by Voluntary Efforts Whirlpool Corporation is the World’s Leading Producer of Major Home Appliances: Whirlpool Corporation is the World’s Leading Producer of Major Home Appliances $11 billion dollars in annual sales 42 million units annually Nearly 50 manufacturing and technology research centers globally Markets to consumers in more than 170 countries Vision: “Every Home, Everywhere” Slide3: WHITE GOODS* Refrigerator 11% Cooking 3% Clothes Dryer 6% Dishwasher 1% Freezer 3% Clothes Washer 4% * Factors in hot water use Source: Energy Information Administration/Annual Energy Outlook 2000 Residential Electricity Consumption United States, 1999: Cradle-to-Grave Assessment of Environmental Impact: Cradle-to-Grave Assessment of Environmental Impact Source: “Ecolabelling Criteria for Washing Machines” Proposal by the UK Ecolabelling Board, August 1992 Example: Clothes Washer Our Own Data Confirms the U.K. Study of Lifecycle Emissions Impact: Our Own Data Confirms the U.K. Study of Lifecycle Emissions Impact Slide6: Annual Average KilowattHour Usage: Home Appliance Energy Efficiency Improvements Slide7: Source: Whirlpool Corporation data and AHAM Industry data Calypso (22 gal) Resource Saver (26 gal) Duet (15.8 gal) Gallons/Cycle: Clothes Washer Average Water Usage Clothes Washer Efficiency: Average Annual kilowatt-hour Usage and Cost to Operate*: * Based on August, 2001 U.S. EIA reported average rate/kWh $87 $90 $73 $73 $29 $25 2004 DOE Standard 2007 DOE Standard Clothes Washer Efficiency Whirlpool’s Commitment: Whirlpool’s Commitment Using 1998 annual total global manufacturing, use and end-of-life emissions as our baseline... Whirlpool Corporation will decrease our absolute total emissions by 3% by 2008… Despite increasing our unit sales by nearly 40% during that period... Resulting in an annual savings of 4 million metric tons of carbon in absolute savings and 15 million metric tons of carbon annually compared to our 1998 per unit rate of emissions. Slide10: Global Carbon Emission Reduction Target: 1998 - 2008 What does 15 million metric tons in annual savings represent?: What does 15 million metric tons in annual savings represent? 28 fewer coal-fired power plants required The equivalent of 10 million fewer cars on the highway This is a Global Effort: This is a Global Effort Emissions per unit reductions from 1998 to 2008 Europe, India, and China >20% US & Canada nearly 30%, but from a higher starting point Metric tons of Carbon over useful life of product With global sales forecast to increase by nearly 40%, total Carbon emissions during the 10 years will be: Reduced over 40% from refrigerants and blowing agents Reduced nearly 10% from manufacturing operations Essentially unchanged emissions for utilities supplying our products Success Stories from Around the Globe: Success Stories from Around the Globe Ohio, USA The Findlay Division replaced Methyl Ethyl Ketone (MEK) with a less toxic chemical. The result was a 30% reduction in Volatile Organic Compound emissions and eliminating SARA reporting requirements Steps taken by the Marion Division reduced the solvent emissions, commonly called HAPs or Hazardous Air pollutants, by 60% according to company data Brazil Since 1994, appliances produced by the company have saved between 40% and 50% in energy consumption. Brazilian refrigeration industry voluntarily committed to reduce energy consumption by 50% from 1998 - 2002. Removal of CFC’s by voiding hermetic system during equipment maintenance resulted in Ozone Group winning the Super Ecology 2002 Award India Through Whirlpool’s Environmental Management System, Whirlpool India achieved savings of $10,400 in water and $63,000 in electrical and diesel conservation over a five-year period. The numbers only reflect the water and electricity usage in the factory and not consumer savings, which are far more substantial. Significant Environmental Benefits Through Market-based Transformational Programs: Significant Environmental Benefits Through Market-based Transformational Programs Potential the energy savings and environmental benefits if all new appliances sold in the U.S. were ENERGY STAR® qualified: Market-oriented policies and measures contained in U.S. Energy Bill…if passed: Market-oriented policies and measures contained in U.S. Energy Bill…if passed Appliance Manufacturer Tax Credit: The legislation will save over 200 trillion BTU’s of energy or the equivalent of taking 2.3 million cars off the road or halting 6 coal-fired power plants for a year. The bill, by encouraging the manufacture of super-efficient washing machines, will reduce the amount of water necessary to wash clothes by 870 billion gallons or approximately the amount of water necessary to meet the needs of every household in a city the size of Phoenix, Arizona for two years. 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