Whirlpool Corp., PATH Partner on ‘Safe Home’

Benton Harbor, MI — The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) has teamed with Whirlpool Corp. and other companies to build a first-of-its-kind Mold Safe Model Home in northeastern New Hampshire.

The project, said officials, incorporates a new mold-prevention protocol that focuses on smart building practices, energy and water efficiency, and healthy air quality.

“With the help of PATH and its partners, we’re discovering products and building techniques that will be instrumental in developing healthy homes that are protected from mold infestation,” said Charlie Perry, a spokesman for the project.

“Appliances from Whirlpool help impact the home’s water and energy efficiency, as well as indoor air quality,” he added.
The kitchen includes the

KitchenAid “Architect Series II” suite, which includes an Energy Star-qualified dishwasher and 48" built-in refrigerator, beverage center, ice maker, built-in double oven with steam assist technology, built-in microwave with convection cooking capabilities, built-in compactor, an induction cooktop and a canopy hood.

“PATH aims to improve the quality and value of the U.S. housing market through every aspect of the home; that resonates with us,” said Tracy Frye, senior contract marketing manager at Whirlpool Corp. “Mold prevention is a serious air quality issue, and we’re proud to play a part in keeping this home healthy and energy efficient.”

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