Greenbuild 2016 Product Spotlight: Whirlpool Ventless Dryer

CPE highlights some of the most innovative, sustainable products from this year's Greenbuild International Expo and Conference.
Whirlpool’s True Ventless Heat Pump Compact Dryer is ideal for multifamily because of its compact size and ventless design that doesn’t require a wall output.

Whirlpool’s True Ventless Heat Pump Compact Dryer is ideal for multifamily because of its compact size and ventless design that doesn’t require a wall output.

The leading appliance manufacturer debuted multiple new products at the Greenbuild conference, among them the True Ventless Heat Pump Dryer that is set to come out later this year or in early 2017. The dryer comes in a space-saving model ideal for multifamily communities where units are smaller, while still providing a full-size capacity. Its ventless design also doesn’t require a wall ouput, making it easier to install in more places. The appliance is also energy efficient, with built-in sensors that read incoming and outgoing air to avoid overdrying and a heat pump that converts moisture so there’s no need to vent externally. The ventless heat pump technology regenerates energy during the drying cycle for reduced energy consumption, also providing the flexibility of an optional heater for faster drying.