LG Electronics' Cinema 3D Smart TV (Model: 47LM670S) won the Global Efficiency Medal in the Large-Scale TV (42" or over) and Emerging Technology section from the Super-Efficient Equipment and Appliance Deployment Initiative (SEAD). The awarded product improved energy efficiency by using the Local Dimming Technology that turns on the LED light, the minimized back light unit (BLU) installed only on the bottom of the product, and the Smart Energy Saving Technology that controls power consumption depending on the brightness around the product.
In 2012, over 1,000 LG Electronics' product models, including TVs, refrigerators, and washing machines earned the ENERGY STAR Service Mark, a 140% increase from the previous year. Additionally, ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2012, which is awarded to the top 5% most efficient products every year, was awarded to 79 of the qualified models, a six fold increase from 2011.
More details on ENERGY STAR qualified models and ENERGY STAR Most Efficient click here.
LG Electronics encourages and facilitates our customers’ efforts to lead low carbon lifestyles by measuring the carbon footprint of a product (the total amount of carbon emissions associated with the product’s life cycle) and informing consumers how much GHG is emitted when they use a particular product. For more information about Carbon Footprint Certified model list visit Environmental Labels.
Regulated by the ISO 14040 series standard, LG Electronics built the life Cycle Inventory Database for eight products which are TV, monitor, washing machine, refrigerator, LED lighting, solar module, mobile phone and commercial air conditioner system in 2011.
The graph below shows the result of the Carbon footprint for LGE’s major products.
In case of mobile phones, LGE discloses other LCA results.
For more information about mobile phone’s LCA result, click here.
From the product development phase, LG Electronics works to enhance material quality and product structure, and strives to improve product performance while reducing the size and weight based on collaboration with recyclers. Based on such efforts, LGE was able to achieve a 10kg weight reduction in our 2012 washing machine model (Model: FR4960MQ1TZ) from the previous year’s (FR4349BAYZ).
The compressor in a refrigerator accounts more than 80% of the energy consumption. LG Electronics confidently backs the motor with a 10-year limited warranty. LGE's unique linear compressor technology has fewer moving parts, which creates less friction and saves more energy.
LG Electronics’ innovative Direct Drive motor does away with the traditional belt and pulley system and offers a single, quiet mechanism attached to the drum itself and uses fewer moving parts and operates more efficiently, LGE confidently backs the motor with a 10-year warranty.
Also, the DD Motor has been certified by “VDE (Verband Deutscher Elektrotechniker)” - German Association of Electrical Engineers- as a product with a life span of 20 years, the longest yet to be certified by the VDE. The VDE has officially certified that LGE’s drum washing machine is capable of a total of 4,400 loads of laundry for 20 years (based on 4.2 loads a week and 220 loads a year).
LG Electronics established the green packaging development process and applied the process to TV and Mobile Phone products. For new TV products released in 2013, LGE were able to reduce the use of packaging materials for mobile phone products by reducing the size of product package for some of our products. LGE plans to use those packages for more products in 2013.
In 2012, LG Electronics made inquires to paper mills that supply packaging paper stocks used for our TV and mobile phone products and built a database that lists recycled pulp content of each paper stock. LGE were able to achieve 80.1% of recycled pulp content for TV product packaging stocks and 70.6% for mobile phone packaging stocks using the database. Based on the database, LGE plans to continuously increase the recycled pulp content of the paper stocks used in our product packaging.
* Applied to all new TV models to be released in 2013 and 10 signature mobile phone models.
LG Electronics uses recycled materials such as recycled plastics in our products to promote resource recycling. Based on such efforts, LG Electronics used a total of 4,980 tons of Post-Consumer Recycled(PCR) plastic in 2012, continually increasing the use from 2,014 tons and 3.298 tons in 2010 and 2011, respectively.