Panasonic has created the Panasonic Home and Environment Co., an independent group that will focus on “green” technology and residential energy efficiency.

The company also announced that with the formation, Panasonic would launch its Whisper Series of ventilation fans, along with WhisperGreen fans to tackle “sick homes” and the need for whole-house ventilation.

“Whole-house ventilation is a timely and important issue,” said Don T. Stevens, a member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers and principal of Stevens and Associates, a residential ventilation consulting firm. “In fact, changes to building codes that recommend mandating whole-house ventilation were debated by the industry at (the International Code Council’s) ICC’s annual conference in September. Panasonic Home and Environment Co.’s Whisper fans offer a very cost effective alternative for improving indoor air quality.”

“Panasonic Home and Environment Co. is focused on improving people’s lives through the use of sound environmental practices and preservation of the natural environment, as well as spearheading a revolution in healthy whole-house ventilation,” added Dan Hogan, president of Panasonic Home and Environment Co. “We hope to raise awareness about the health benefits of whole-house ventilation and the performance benefits of the WhisperGreen. This new line is leading the way not only in creating healthy homes, it is also leading the way for a new range of Panasonic household products.”