Whirlpool Corporation Commends 'Excellence in Sustainability' Award-Winning Builders McStain and Brock Built

McStain Neighborhoods and Brock Built have both been selected to receive a Whirlpool Corporation Excellence in Sustainability award for their sustainable insight in the building community. The award recognizes recent projects that demonstrate sustainable building practices, as defined by LEED and NAHB guidelines, while featuring sustainable appliances from Whirlpool Corporation's portfolio of brands.

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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 products, design tools and marketing assistance.

"How you build makes a major impact on your community and the world. While many builders are just learning sustainable building practices, McStain and Brock Built are excellent role models, representing the future of residential building," said Tom Halford, general manager of contract sales and marketing at Whirlpool Corporation.

McStain Neighborhoods is one of only a few Colorado builders to make a 100 percent commitment to the ENERGY STAR program. ENERGY STAR-labeled homes are designed to generally perform 20 to 30 percent more efficiently than the typical home. McStain is also partnering with Denver Water and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to achieve optimum water efficiency in its current Denver-area residential project, EastPark Homes in Lowry. This partnership is part of Water Wise, a new pilot study for the EPA's WaterSense program, which is designed to rate the efficiency of water fixtures and appliances inside new homes. East Park homes are outfitted with highly efficient appliance packages from Whirlpool Corporation. McStain is one of only nine U.S. green builders chosen to participate in the WaterSense pilot study.

Atlanta's largest intown homebuilder, Brock Built Homes, recently teamed up with EarthCraft to build The Green House -- a sustainable showcase home designed to educate the public about environmentally friendly living. Brock Built has a reputation for building quality homes that improve the surrounding community. The Green House is no exception; the home was recently auctioned off with proceeds benefiting the local not-for-profit Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. A Jenn-Air kitchen appliance suite and a Whirlpool Duet washer and dryer pair contribute to the home's sustainability.

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.

About McStain

McStain Neighborhoods is a Colorado-based developer and homebuilder recognized both regionally and nationally for its environmentally responsible community design and building practices. For more than 43 years, McStain has created neighborhoods of enduring value that connect people to each other and to the natural environment on Colorado's Front Range. McStain Neighborhoods is also the only homebuilder invited to build in all of Denver's premier redevelopment projects, including Lowry, Stapleton, Belmar and Platt Park. For more information about McStain, visit mcstain.com or call 303-494-5900.

About Brock Built

Brock Built has been making an impact on the Atlanta residential real estate community for more than two decades. Steve Brock, founder, established Brock Built with a mission to build superior homes at an exceptional value for his customers, while improving on the surrounding community at large. With a focus on the Westside of Atlanta, the Brock Built goal is not to change existing communities but to recreate them into more livable environments, where current residents and new homeowners can feel at home. To date, Steve Brock has built more than 1,000 homes in Atlanta. For more information on Brock Built communities or The Green House, visit brockbuilt.com or call 404-351-7555.

About Whirlpool Corporation

Whirlpool Corporation works to exceed expectations with appliances that help building 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 professionals.

Whirlpool Corporation is the world's leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of approximately $19 billion in 2008, 70,000 employees, and 67 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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