Looser standards and self-certification have led to a market flooded with Energy Star appliances—many with questionable qualifications.
Save money and energy at home by choosing energy-efficient products whenever you purchase home appliances or computers and other electronics.
The Bedol water-and-salt-powered clock runs for six months on a teaspoon of salt.
This unusual water-powered clock from Bedol is powered by salt and water.
When it comes to that most essential of all modern appliances, the best way to be eco-friendly is to stick with the tried and true three R's: reduce, reuse or recycle.
Your local Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a great place to find inexpensive building supplies and appliances, and you can even donate your leftover supplies when your project is complete. Proceeds from your purchases support Habitat for Humanity and future housing projects.
New approach to renewable home energy – heating with pelletized fuel in free-standing pellet stoves and fireplace inserts. Generally made from recycled wood byproducts, pellets are low carbon fuel that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
New standards for Energy Star refrigerators and freezers will reduce energy consumption and include “connected” features.
LG Electronics unveiled a new energy-efficient bottom-freezer refrigerator at the Maison & Object living design exhibition in Paris. The product, which uses linear compressor technology to save energy, was named the best example of an eco-chic product at the exhibition.
Let's dream a little dream of green home improvement, without worries about funding.
High-efficiency washers save energy, water and money with every load. And with the average household washing 400 loads per year, those savings add up.
Did you know that a dirty filter in your HVAC equipment can reduce its efficiency by up to 20 percent? Didyou also know that it is recommended to check your filter every month? Don’t despair!
We use available time in the winter to preform routine maintenance on appliances and tools.
These space-saving, smart front loading units perfectly accommodate apartments and small spaces and eliminate the need to wash your clothes, remove them from the washer and place them into a separate machine for drying.
Weatherization Program Nearly Doubles Payback in One Easy Step with GE's new GeoSpring™ Hybrid Water Heater
This is the last of a series in home and energy options available to us. It is a short summary of all of the choices we have when designing a new home on or off grid that will benefit your energy use.
As demand for air conditioning continues to increase, discover how to reduce the impact it has on the environment.
Energy expert Dan Chiras suggests a simple process for locating energy-efficient appliances and electronics.
Learning the basics about electricity will help you conserve energy.
Heating water is the highest drain that laundry machines and dishwashers have on your bill. Onaverage, water heating accounts for 18 percent of your energy bill.
Our “needs” for the latest gadgets elevates our energy consumption, even with the onslaught of energy-efficient appliances and consumer electronics in recent years.
Simran Sethi describes the choices she made for her eco-friendly kitchen remodel.