An international company, GE Appliances has been in business since 1907, and produces refrigerators, freezers, cooking products, dishwashers, washers, dryers, air conditioners, water filtration systems and water heaters.
Besides producing GE ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances, the company participates in a number of programs sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency. They are the 1st and only appliance manufacturer to implement the EPA’s Responsible Appliance Disposal Program, which helps reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and landfill waste. They are also part of the EPA’s SmartWay Program, which requires organizations to use sustainable transportation methods to move their appliances to market, and WasteWise, a voluntary initiative focused on waste reduction and saving environmental resources while reducing emissions.
GE Appliances also offers the GE Nucleus energy manager, a home energy management system that is designed to communicate with a smart meter, as well as to appliances, the thermostat, and other appliances, to track energy usage and rates in the home. Homeowners can view and manage their energy usage from the computer or smartphone.
The Nucleus is part of one of GE’s new project with developers at the Lake Nona community in Orlando, Florida, called Laureate Park. The community features GE products such as ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances including refrigeration, laundry and water heater units.