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Macalester College
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St. Paul, MN 55105
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Green Building Resources

Appliances and Electronics

  
Energy StarEnergy efficient appliances and electronics not only reduce energy use but also save you money.  ENERGY STAR is a government program that helps consumers find and choose efficient appliances. 

Clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, water heaters, window air conditioners, central air conditioners, furnaces, boilers, heat pumps, and pool heaters all carry an EnergyGuide Label.  Ranges, ovens, clothes dryers, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers do not carry an EnergyGuide Label.  This label provides an estimate for energy use and cost of running an appliance.  Look for the ENERGY STAR logo on this label.

Home electronics do not carry the EnergyGuide Label but can be ENRGY STAR certified.

Federal Trade Commission – Energy Guidance:  Appliance Shopping with the EnergyGuide Label
www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/homes/rea14.shtm

www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/homes/rea14.shtm

ENERGY STAR – How Products Earns the ENERGY STAR Label
www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=products.pr_how_earn

ENERGY STAR – Freezers
www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=FRZ

ENERGY STAR – Refrigerators
www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=find_a_product.showProductGroup&pgw_code=RF

ENERGY STAR – Find a Product
www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=products.pr_find_es_products

ENERGY STAR – Find a Store
www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=store.store_locator

US Department of Energy – When to Turn Off Personal Computers
www.energysavers.gov/your_home/appliances/index.cfm/mytopic=10070

 


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