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Electrolux To Reduce Energy Use 15%

By 2103, Electrolux, which sells the Electrolux, AEG-Electrolux, Eureka and Frigidaire brands, aims to reduce its own energy use 15 percent in factories, offices and warehouses from 2008 levels.

The energy cuts will result in CO2 reductions of more than 70,000 tons, according to a press release.

The energy cuts are expected to save the Swedish group about $12.3 million based on 2008 prices.

The newly announced cuts come on the heels of a program that, by the end of 2008, had reduced Electrolux’s energy consumption by 14.5 percent compared to 2005 levels, according to the release.

In 2007, Electrolux won an award from the European Commission for its energy efficient designs.

Click here to see a video of energy saving efforts at Electrolux.

Appliance makers increasingly are finding ways to make their products more energy efficient.

Additionally, the Environmental Protection Agency is setting new standards for commercial refrigerators and freezers to gain Energy Star certification.

The new standards will require the appliances – many of which are used in foodservice environments – to be 33 percent more energy efficient than standard models, according to a press release.

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