National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Recognizes Panasonic's Whispergreen Select™ with First Annual Spark Award

The new award from the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council recognizes its most innovative member of the year

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has recognized Panasonic Eco Solutions North America with the first annual Spark Award for innovation in the residential building industry for its premier ventilation solution, WhisperGreen Select. Panasonic’s accomplishments were recognized at a media reception at the International Builders Show in Orlando, Florida on January 9, 2017.

Spark Award winners demonstrate superior knowledge and expertise in developing cutting edge products and services, embrace a progressive outlook and demeanor, and exhibit a willingness to push the envelope when it comes to taking the home building industry to the next level. Award recipients exemplify suppliers and manufacturers throughout the industry who are committed to developing products and services that enhance building quality and livability.

“At Panasonic, we are committed to building and enhancing industry-leading products that will make it even easier for builders and contractors to provide their customers with eco-friendly solutions for a cleaner, healthier indoor environment,” said Jim Shelton, Vice President, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. “As a proud member of the NAHB Leading Suppliers Council, this prestigious award is a tremendous honor and further validation for the WhisperGreen Select as the most innovative indoor air quality solution in the industry.”

Thanks to an array of advanced options, the WhisperGreen Select is the ideal all-purpose IAQ solution. Recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as ENERGY STAR's 2017 Most Efficient (fan only), WhisperGreen Select features two new groundbreaking technologies, “Pick-A-Flow” and “Plug and Play”, allowing builders and contractors to customize the vent fan for a variety of applications. 

The Pick-A-Flow speed selector is available via two base models – 50-80-110 CFM or 110-130-150 CFM, and the required air flow can be achieved with just the flip of a switch. Four unique Plug ‘N Play modules allow for further customization, providing the unique ability to choose from multiple features such as multi-speed operation to satisfy ASHRAE 62.2 ventilation requirements, motion and condensation sensors for cost effective ventilation performance and compliance with the latest green building codes and standards; as well as an LED night light that automatically turns on when darkness is sensed in the room. 

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About Panasonic Eco Solutions North America
Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is a division of Newark, NJ-based Panasonic Corporation of North America, a leading technology partner and integrator to businesses, government agencies and consumers across the region. The company is the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic was featured in Fortune Magazine’s 2016 ranking of 50 companies that are changing the world and doing well by doing good. Specifically cited were its smart and sustainable technologies, including its contributions to smart cities and the electric vehicle revolution. Learn more about Panasonic at


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