Have you ever looked at appliance advertisements from a half-century ago? Ads of the era for laundry appliances might have touted the time saved now that those doing the laundry didn’t have to make the trek to the laundromat.
I recently had the pleasure of giving AHAM’s State of the Association address to many of the home appliance industry’s business leaders at Digital Destinations: AHAM’s annual member meeting. Our members are often surprised to hear that I’m in my eighteenth year of leading the association.
We’re years into the digital era, and technology continues to find its way into new aspects of our lives. Digital media users now report spending more hours online than sleeping, according to a new World Economic Forum study. And they feel that the time they’re spending online is improving their lives.
The “Internet of Things” or “IOT” has been a buzzword for the past few years. Establishing connectivity and greater intelligence in appliances has the potential to reshape the way consumers use energy. It has the potential to change the way that consumers interact with and interface with their appliances.
Sustainability Standard for household clothes washing appliances, AHAM 7003-2013, was published by AHAM, CSA Group and Underwriters Laboratories (UL) and through a partnership of the three organizations on the development of sustainability standards.