AHAM Awarded Grant From EPA

AHAM Awarded Grant From EPA

Washington, DC The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers has obtained from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency a grant that will support AHAM's research on emissions of blowing agents from materials used in refrigerator/freezers.

AHAM officials said the EPA grant will support ongoing research efforts by the association's Appliance Research Consortium (ARC), which is co-funding the study. The ARC includes representatives from GE Appliances,

Sub-Zero Freezer Co., Amana and Whirlpool Corp., among other appliance manufacturers.

Blowing agents used in the polyurethane foam insulation found in refrigerator/freezers can contribute to global warming, the Washington, DC-based AHAM noted.