Whirlpool design+development group expands rich education for architects

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (June 29, 2009) – The Whirlpool Corporation Design+Development Group (D+DG) is now offering an additional continuing education unit (CEU) course as part of its curriculum for industry architects. As the first appliance manufacturer to be honored with the AIA Continuing Education System (CES) Award for Excellence, the D+DG continually provides architects and designers with innovative and collaborative education.

The course, Downdraft Ventilation, is available for CEU credit at AECdaily.com’s Online Learning Center. This latest course provides an overview of downdraft ventilation systems, including discussions on venting, ducting, filters, installation, indoor environmental quality and design.

Whirlpool Corporation offers seven additional CEU courses, including: Sustainable Design Practices for Kitchens, Systems for Homes and Lumber for Wood Framed Construction (podcast); Two Faces of Sustainability Passive and Active Systems in Residential Design and Use of Fly Ash in Concrete (podcast); White Goods: The Design Landscape and Sustainability (podcast); 3-D Designing with Google(R) SketchUp(TM) (podcast); Built-in Kitchen Trends: The Design Landscape; Principles of Universal Design in Housing and Home Appliances; and Appliances & The Green Home. To register for one of these courses, visit aecdaily.com/whirlpool.

As part of Whirlpool Corporation’s dedicated program for building and design professionals, The Inside Advantage(TM), the D+DG was formed to provide a continuing education resource for architects and designers in the homebuilding industry. The department features staff architects Andrea Hutchins, AIA, AKBD and Daniel Page-Wood, Assoc. AIA, AKBD, who each joined Whirlpool Corporation after nearly a decade of practicing architecture with residential and commercial firms. “With help from our staff architects, we ensure that our courses contain topical and beneficial content. By staying closely involved with the design industry, we provide meaningful assistance to architects and designers,” said Terri Connett, senior manager of the Whirlpool Corporation D+DG.

About Whirlpool Corporation
Whirlpool Corporation works to exceed expectations with appliances that help building and design professionals create homes of distinction. The company’s The Inside Advantage(TM) Program offers Powerful Brands, Innovative Products, Targeted Services and Consumer Insight to support building and design professionals.

Whirlpool Corporation is the world’s leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, with annual sales of more than $19 billion, 70,000 employees and 68 manufacturing and technology research centers around the world. The company markets Whirlpool, Maytag, KitchenAid, Jenn-Air, Amana, Brastemp, Consul, Bauknecht and other major brand names to consumers in nearly every country around the world.

Get more information on Whirlpool Corporation and its offerings for architects and design professionals. Or call 1-800-253-3977.

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