04/06/2018

Beko Earns 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award

By Beko

Bolingbrook, Ill. (April 2, 2018) – Beko is proud to announce it has received the 2018 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for the second year in a row for its outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.

Beko, the #1 European freestanding home appliance brand recently introduced into the North American market, has earned ENERGY STAR Most Efficient ratings on 78 percent of its laundry models and 55 percent of its dishwashers. The Most Efficient rating is a designation recognizing products that deliver cutting-edge energy efficiency with the latest in technological innovation.

In addition, Beko has achieved ENERGY STAR certification for over 90 percent of its major appliances. These accomplishments will be recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy in a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2018.

“We are truly honored to receive the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award for the second year in a row in the product brand owner category, especially since we are competing against much larger appliance manufacturers and just recently launched our Beko brand in the U.S.,” said Beko US President Hasan Ali Yardimci. “Everything we do as a brand is centered around sustainability and innovation, and this EPA award is validation that we are moving in the right direction.”

The Partner of the Year award recognizes Beko's strong emphasis on energy efficiency and its participation in the ENERGY STAR program, as reflected in the company’s product development, design, labeling, training and outreach initiatives.

"The 2018 ENERGY STAR Partners of the Year have demonstrated real leadership, showing how American families and businesses can save energy, save money, and reduce air emissions," said Bill Wehrum, EPA assistant administrator for air and radiation. According to the EPA, appliances with the ENERGY STAR label can help a consumer save $630 over a product’s lifetime.

"Beko understands that living well also means living intelligently and responsibly, so our home appliances not only feature innovative technology, but also conserve energy, save money and help protect our planet," Yardimci said. "Our invaluable partnership with ENERGY STAR is a perfect platform to help accelerate the adoption of energy-efficient products and design in American homes."

The company brings intelligent energy and water conservation to the laundry room with its 2018 ENERGY STAR Most Efficient-rated compact washing machines and Ventless Heat Pump Dryers. "It’s the “ultimate energy efficiency duo," says Beko Product Director Sazi Bugay.

An expert in appliance technology, Bugay spoke at the "Keeping Up with Emerging Technology: Next Level Advances in Appliances and Electronics" at the ENERGY STAR Products Partner Meeting in October 2017. His presentation can be found at https://www.energystar.gov/sites/default/files/asset/document/3.%20Salih%20Zeki%20Bugay_EmergingTech.pdf.

The company’s washers feature an automatic water adjustment system that uses only the amount of water required to spotlessly clean and thoroughly rinse clothes. The Ventless Heat Pump Dryer with its closed-loop heat exchange system uses up to 50 percent less energy than conventional dryers. Beko was among the first to bring this advanced technology to the marketplace.

In addition, several of the brand's dishwashers are on the ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient 2018 list, and all models have earned ENERGY STAR marks for using advanced technology to clean dishes brilliantly with less water and energy. Unique design features include multiple insulation layers to reduce thermal loss, and a variable speed circulation motor that automatically adjusts for optimum water and energy consumption.

Beko ENERGY STAR-certified refrigerators feature innovative technology that safeguards food and ensures maximum freshness, the refrigerators are built with 99.9 percent lead-free materials, are 100 percent free from ozone-depleting greenhouse gases, and are manufactured with 85 percent recyclable components. The top freezer refrigerator has received the ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2018 mark.

Additional key accomplishments in energy efficiency by Beko include:

  • Provided appliances for four of seven homes in the Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2017 – including the University of California at Berkeley/University of Denver team that won first prize for energy efficiency in the appliance competition – and participated in the event’s Sustainability Expo in Denver
  • Participated in the Climate Action and Green Competitiveness event organized by the World Bank in Washington, D.C., to highlight the importance of global collaboration, continuous investments and innovation in the struggle against climate change
  • Partnered with Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance (NEEA) for the Super-Efficient Dryer technology program
  • Instituted a paper, plastics and aluminum recycling program in its US headquarters
  • Participated in the Light the Moment campaign on ENERGY STAR day
  • Conducted a baseline Facility Assessment via the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program to determine the best ways to reduce the company’s carbon footprint in 2018

Beko US is a subsidiary of Arçelik A.S., which continues to recycle within its factories across the world and its corporate headquarters in Istanbul, Turkey. Arçelik A.S. earned "Climate A List Company – Global 2017 Climate & Water Leadership Award" by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), and was graded "AAA" by MSCI Global Sustainability Index Series, which includes companies with high environmental, social and governance ratings relative to their sector peers.

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About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For over 25 years, EPA’s ENERGY STAR program has been America’s resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. Join the millions already making a difference at energystar.gov. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at energystar.gov/about and energystar.gov/numbers. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Together, since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped save American families and businesses over $450 billion and over 3.5 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity while also achieving broad emissions reductions—all through voluntary action.

About Beko US
Beko US, Inc. is a subsidiary of Arçelik A.S., whose vision is “Respects the globe, Respected globally.” The company is committed to developing highly energy efficient electrical appliances that deliver exceptional value, superior quality, and high levels of customer satisfaction by listening and responding to the needs of consumers. With a growing presence in 140 countries worldwide, Beko is the fastest growing major appliance brand in Europe and the top-selling brand in the United Kingdom. In June 2016, Beko secured a place in the U.S. market, with retailer commitments and a sister brand, Blomberg, that has been a top choice in premium developments across North America since 2008. In 2017 and 2018, Beko US, Inc. received the Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for its outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency. Beko is also the 2017 TWICE VIP Award winner in the high-efficiency washer category. For more information, visit bekoappliances.com or blombergappliances.com.

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