Miele's Energy Efficient Appliances Qualify For Rebate.

State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program now available in all States, Territories Miele’s energy efficient appliances qualify for Federal stimulus rebate package
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Feb. 9, 2010 - PRLog -- State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program now available in all States, Territories
Miele’s energy efficient appliances qualify for Federal stimulus rebate package

Princeton, NJ – January 2010 – Miele is proud to announce that all of its dishwashers, clothes washers and refrigerators/freezers qualify for the long-anticipated State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP) that officially launched in early December 2009 but continues to slowly be implemented throughout the States.  Hawaii was the last, added on December 24th.  While the Federal plans have now been theoretically adopted by all 56 States, District of Columbia and US Territories, implementation varies greatly from State to State. www.energysavers.gov/rebates provides comprehensive details and quick web links to each State program.

According to the Department of Energy, the Stimulus Bill which was signed into law by President Obama in February 2009 will offer $300 million in rebates on Energy Star® qualified appliances funded from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Rebate programs are being run by individual states but unlike the famed Cash for Clunkers, old washing machines will not need to be dragged into stores to obtain the rebate. In addition to jumpstarting sales of new appliances, the Department of Energy hopes the program will further stimulate the economy by saving families money on their energy bills.

“Consumers will absolutely benefit from this government-sponsored incentive program,” says Paul McCormack, Senior Marketing Manager for Miele. “Rebates will vary in amount, and by state, but could potentially go up to $200, which in today’s economic times will surely be useful. All Miele dishwashers, clothes washers and refrigerators/freezers qualify for SEEARP rebates. In fact, the new G 2002 dishwasher series is so advanced it exceeds Energy Star standards through their posted 2011 requirements. Miele’s 30” bottom mount refrigerator is ranked #1 in energy efficiency by Energy Star. And Miele’s washer has a unique Honeycomb Drum™ - proven to help clothes last four times longer so you save much, much more than energy and water,” McCormack adds.
Refrigerators are, traditionally, one of the most energy-hungry appliances in the home. Miele’s groundbreaking Independence™ Series 30” bottom mount refrigerators are rated #1 by Energy Star® – proving 33% more efficient than the current federal standard. In fact, Miele’s entire Independence™ Series is Energy Star® qualified and uses high-performance dual compressors, improved insulation and more precise temperature and defrost technology to boost efficiency. “Achieving a greener refrigerator that complied with Energy Star was a design goal when we developed the Independence Series,” states Matthew Kueny, Senior Product Manager for Miele. “Our proprietary technology and quality standards have helped us redefine just how much energy a refrigerator could save – far more than an average refrigerator – or even an average Energy Star model.” Looking forward, Miele engineers are at the forefront, developing technology that will enable appliances to work even smarter with the emerging infrastructure of Smart Grid.  These advancements will delivery further economic and environmental benefits to consumers.

Engineered to be the greenest Miele dishwashers yet, the new G 2002 series uses only 5.1 gallons of water in its Normal cycle, with many models exceeding Energy Star’s® future 2011 water and energy standards. Miele’s previous Normal program used only 6.1 gallons of water per load, making the new series 17% more efficient – saving about a gallon per load. In its Economy cycle, the new Miele series only uses 1.2 gallons (for those who want to save even more water and energy).

Miele is one of the greenest appliance companies on the planet and has a long history of environmental leadership. Every detail is considered from the production process and shipping, to household use and the appliance’s ultimate disposal. Miele’s production facilities operate to strict DIN EN ISO 14001 environmental performance standards and Miele recently signed the CECED code of conduct to support human rights and environmental protection globally. In operation, Miele constantly strives to make every product respect our natural resources. As an example, since 1990 Miele has reduced water consumption by 42.4% and electricity by 29.2% in domestic washing machines. The same environmental ingenuity has been applied to domestic dishwashers where in the last 15 years water consumption has been reduced by 50.3% and energy use cut by 33.8%.
An unprecedented quality pledge guides Miele to produce appliances that are designed to last for 20 years of continuous use – far longer than the average. And their high metal content and clearly marked plastic components are ready for recycling once the product’s useful life is complete – reducing landfill waste and conserving raw materials for future generations.
For more on appliance rebates, consumers can be directed to the DOE Recovery Act Clearinghouse at 1-888-DOE-RCVY (1-888-363-7289), or log on at www.energy.gov or www.energystar.gov. For further information on Miele’s green standards, please visit www.mielepressroom.com and download our fourth, comprehensive Sustainability Report.

About Miele
There are only a few brands in the world that have sustained their vision, traditions and quality for more than a century. Fewer still that can claim consistent family ownership and international brand name integrity. And only one that is recognized for creating the world’s most innovative appliances. Founded in Germany in 1899 with a single promise of Immer Besser, a phrase meaning Forever Better, Miele has dynamically grown to become the world’s largest family-owned and operated appliance company with over 16,000 employees in 44 countries.

As a premium appliance brand represented on all continents, Miele is steadfastly committed to the highest quality, performance and environmental standards. The company’s innovative heritage, state-of-the-art design and engineering aesthetic have inspired comparison to other German brands synonymous with innovation: Mercedes-Benz and BMW.

Miele’s range of exceptional consumer appliances includes: vacuum cleaners; laundry systems; rotary irons; dishwashers; built-in convection, speed and steam ovens; cooktops; ventilation hoods; refrigeration; wine storage and coffee systems. In addition, Miele Professional offers commercial cleaning equipment such as laboratory glassware washers, industrial parts cleaning systems, dental disinfectors and commercial wet cleaning systems.

For more information, consumers and design professionals can call 800.843.7231, log on at miele.com or visit one of Miele’s modern product showrooms in Beverly Hills, CA; Boca Raton, FL; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Princeton, NJ; New York, NY; Wellesley, MA; San Francisco, CA; Scottsdale, AZ and Seattle, WA.

Source:Lori Dolnick
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