Whirlpool Corporation Account Manager Achieves Certified Green Professional Designation From NAHB

Whirlpool Corporation recently announced that its Florida Contract division account manager John Whiteley has earned a Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The CGP distinction recognizes Whiteley as a building industry professional with knowledge of the best strategies for incorporating green building principles into home building.

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Whiteley has worked in Whirlpool Corporation appliance sales for the building industry for more than 18 years. In his market, he works on numerous sustainable single- and multi-family building projects. Recent projects include the "Zero Energy Home," Gainesville, Fla.; the Sandpearl Hotel and Condominiums, Clearwater Beach, Fla.; Madera community, Gainesville, Fla. and even a major green renovation of his own home. His personal goal is to be known in his market as the "the green appliance rep."

"John's most recent accomplishment reinforces our commitment to being a comprehensive resource for helping builders incorporate more green elements in their home building efforts," said Tracy Frye, senior contract marketing manager at Whirlpool Corporation. "He is a perfect example of Whirlpool Corporation management who are working closely with the building industry to help set pace for sustainable construction."

The CGP curriculum incorporates training by leading building industry practitioners on a range of topics, including strategies for incorporating green building principles into homes using cost-effective methods of construction, and how green homes provide homeowners with lower maintenance and good indoor air quality. Whiteley is required to maintain the designation by completing 12 hours of continuing education every three years, a portion of which pertains to green building activities.

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™ 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 building professionals, please visit insideadvantage.com or call 1-800-253-3977.

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