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Energy Saving Appliances
Appliances offer one of the most important areas to create energy efficiency. Improvements in technology have created significant energy savings in many energy intensive building appliances. An energy efficiency label called Energy Star® was introduced in the U.S. in 1992 as a voluntary labeling program to recognize energy efficient appliances. Today the Energy Star® home appliance label has coordinated efforts with the EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy to help consumers recognize thousands of energy efficient appliances and to reduce carbon emissions.
Energy Star® certified appliances use 10-50% less energy than standard models. Always look for energy efficient labels whenever buying refrigerators, washing machines, dehumidifiers, and air conditioners. By switching to energy efficient appliances, you are not only saving the planet but also saving money on energy bills. Keep in mind, to be sustainable; you should only switch over to new, energy efficient appliances when the previous equipment has worn out its useful life. For more information on sustainable solutions, visit Aedi Construction’s energy efficient construction web page.
(photo: Energy Star rated appliances used in Cambridge, MA multi-unit)