The Alliance to Save Energy, Washington, D.C., will recognize the Whirlpool Corp. as one of its Stars of Energy Efficiency at an awards dinner tonight. Whirlpool, based in Benton Harbor, Mich., will be awarded for its accomplishments in public service, environmental education, and energy efficiency. The company produces refrigerators that are free of ozone-eating CFCs and outperform U.S. Dept. of Energy efficiency standards by up to 30%. Whirlpool's most recent development is the Resource Saver vertical axis clothes washer, which uses less than half the energy of conventional washers. "Good corporate citizenship is smart business," says Mike Thieneman, Whirlpool North American region executive vice president. "Whirlpool's innovations are not only environmentally sound, but they also help us maintain our leadership position in the appliance industry." The Alliance to Save Energy is a coalition of prominent business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders who promote the efficient and clean use off energy worldwide to benefit consumers, the environment, economy, and national security.