Samsung Electronics America, Inc., America's fastest growing appliance
brand1, today announced that its DV457 clothes dryer has been
awarded the 2013 ENERGY STAR® Emerging Technology Award for advanced
dryers. EPA's ENERGY STAR program is the trusted source for
energy-efficient product labeling and consumer education, and this award
recognizes products that are at the forefront of energy conservation and
climate protection. This marks the first time that a clothes dryer has
received this honor.
EPA's Peter Banwell, Director of Product Marketing, presents Samsung's Dean Brindle, Director of Laundry, with the 2013 ENERGY STAR(R) Emerging Technology Award for advanced dryers. (Photo: Business Wire)
"Eco-efficient appliances are a must-have, and families want all of
their appliances to play a role in reducing their impact on the
environment," said Kevin Dexter, senior vice president of home
appliances sales and marketing, Samsung Electronics America. "Samsung is
honored to be the first home appliance manufacturer to receive this
honor for a dryer as we continue to push the envelope to deliver more
and more energy-conscious appliances."
The Samsung DV457 uses 36 percent less energy than conventional models -
which can translate to as much as $635 in electricity and 9,000 lbs of CO2
emissions saved over the life of the product2. When
combined with its matching clothes washer, the WF457, the Smart
Grid-ready laundry pair can save up to $3,978 in lifetime energy savings3,
representing the most energy efficient laundry pair in the industry.
"Over the past decade we have seen collective progress with energy
efficiency across all appliance categories, except clothes dryers--but
today that all changes," says EPA's Peter Banwell, Director of Product
Marketing. "EPA is pleased that Samsung has designed a dryer that meets
EPA's difficult to reach efficiency targets. We look forward to
working with Samsung to promote this award-winning product, which will
save consumers energy and protect the environment by reducing greenhouse
In addition to its energy efficiency, the Samsung WF457 and DV457
laundry pair also combines superior fabric care performance and smart
features to significantly streamline the laundry process. Both feature
Samsung's exclusive Smart Control system, which allows consumers to stay
connected to wash and dry cycles without having to remain close by the
machine. Consumers can - via a wireless router and a smart phone
application - monitor cycle selections, remaining time and finishing
alerts. Consumers can also remotely start or pause the appliances so
families no longer need to run back and forth from the laundry room
trying to estimate when the load is done. Samsung's Smart Care system
makes user manuals obsolete by quickly diagnosing washer and dryer
issues and sending alerts to consumers' smart phones.
Samsung's WF457 and DV457 are as beautiful as they are efficient. The
appliances themselves are stylish with details that match even the most
discerning tastes, and they feature the industry's largest 8-inch color
LCD touch screen for easy and intuitive cycle selection. All of that
combined with its Vibration Reduction Technology (VRT) make them worthy
of a second-floor laundry room.
The Samsung WF457 washer and DV457 dryer are available now at retailers
nationwide with an MSRP starting at $1,499.
For more information, visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
(SEA), is a recognized innovation leader in consumer electronics design
and technology. A wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co.,
Ltd., SEA delivers a broad range of digital consumer electronics, IT and
home appliance products. Samsung is the market leader for HDTVs in the
U.S and America's fastest growing home appliance brand. To discover more
of the award-winning products you love with Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening
new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation
and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions,
smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE
systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ
236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion.
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