DALLAS, TX (May 22, 2009) - The house billed by Good Housekeeping as "The Greenest House in New York City" is not only green, but beautiful and comfortable: a goal achieved in part through the installation of high-efficiency Lennox® heating and cooling equipment. Good Housekeeping's 2008 Green House in Harlem was recently certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as New York City's first LEED® Silver home, meeting the environmental standards for the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design designation. The four-story brownstone on W. 122nd Street was transformed with eco-friendly options including insulation made of recycled denim and energy-efficient Lennox HVAC systems, including four G71MPP furnaces and matching XC21 air conditioners from the Dave Lennox Signature® Collection. "Silver" LEED certification requires compliance with a wide range of environmental standards, and is the third-highest certification to be given by the USGBC, the leading U.S. authority on sustainable building design. As testament to the commitment involved in achieving Green Building status, there are only about 1,000 LEED-certified homes in the country. Innovative variable-capacity technology makes the Lennox G71MPP one of the most efficient furnaces available. It automatically adjusts airflow and heat output in one-percent increments for the ultimate in precise, energy-saving comfort. The XC21 is the most quiet and efficient central air conditioner you can buy*. Both systems are ENERGY STAR® qualified. "Our contributions to the Good Housekeeping Green Home are in keeping with our ongoing commitment to making and selling products that save our customers money and help protect the environment," said Ed Brickell, Public Relations Manager for the Residential Heating and Cooling division of Lennox Industries. "We're excited we had the opportunity to play an instrumental role in such a groundbreaking project." Lennox Industries is a leading provider of innovative home comfort systems, residential generators and indoor air quality products that are designed to deliver customized comfort, efficiency and functionality with the most innovative and reliable features available. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have selected Lennox as an ENERGY STAR Manufacturer of the Year four out of six years for its outstanding contribution to developing and promoting energy-efficient products.
For more information about Lennox home comfort products, visit www.Lennox.com or call 1-800-9-LENNOX. *A combination of sound ratings established per ARI's test standard: 270; and efficiency ratings established per ARI's test standard: ANSI/ARI 210/240-2005.
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May 22, 2009