Green Building Resources
Appliances and Electronics
Energy 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
ENERGY STAR – How Products Earns the ENERGY STAR Label
ENERGY STAR – Freezers
ENERGY STAR – Refrigerators
ENERGY STAR – Find a Product
ENERGY STAR – Find a Store
US Department of Energy – When to Turn Off Personal Computers