EPA Presents Samsung with ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award at CES 2017Share open/close
Earlier this month, Samsung Electronics was recognized as a recipient of the highly coveted ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its innovative R-600a refrigerant system integrated into all 20 of its 2017 refrigerators.
For its achievement, Samsung was formally recognized at an award ceremony on January 6 at the Samsung CES 2017 Booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The EPA first awarded the ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology Award in 2011, and focuses on a different product category or eco-conscious theme each year. For 2016, the EPA recognized Innovative Refrigerant Systems used in ENERGY STAR certified residential and commercial products that aim to reduce energy use and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
As a naturally occurring and climate-friendly refrigerant, R-600a has no ozone depletion potential and boasts a low Global Warming Potential (GWP) rating. It requires less work to be done by the unit’s condenser, which reduces energy usage by 6.5 percent and makes the refrigerator quieter than previous models.
In addition to being recognized for its 2017 refrigerators, Samsung also received the award in 2013 for its eco-friendly DV457 clothes dryer.
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