Buying Guide-Ranges

Buying Guide-Ranges

Ranges usually get quite a bit of use, so it is important to choose a model that will be cost and energy efficient. Features like lights and cook time displays will help keep the heat output at a minimum and save energy and money.

Type: Guide




Buying Guide- Dishwashers

Buying Guide- Dishwashers

Before spending money on a new dishwasher, know the best fit for your budget, lifestyle, and the available space in your kitchen.

Type: Guide




Buying Guide-Refrigerators

Buying Guide-Refrigerators

Refrigerators need to run non-stop, so it is important to choose a model that will be cost-efficient to run and will not waste resources. With so many designs, features, and new options, buying a refrigerator can be a complicated decision.

Type: Guide




Induction Cooktops

Induction Cooktops

With induction cooking, it is the pot itself, not the cooktop element that heats to cook the food. Therefore, the time required to heat the pot’s contents is reduced, providing additional energy savings.

Type: Brochure




Green Glossary

Green Glossary

What does green design mean? Who is CARB? What is Fly Ash anyway? Use this fact sheet for a glossary of green keywords commonly used and broaden your green vocabulary and understanding.

Type: Fact Sheet




Find A WaterSense Labeled Bathroom Sink Faucet

Find A WaterSense Labeled Bathroom Sink Faucet

By using the WaterSense label, consumers can identify bathroom sink faucets that have been independently tested and are certified to reduce a sinks water flow by 30% or more without affecting performance.

Type: Fact Sheet




Current List of WaterSense Labeled Toilets

Current List of WaterSense Labeled Toilets

By switching to a WaterSense labeled toilet, you could save as much as 4,000 gallons of water per toilet each year. Download this fact sheet for a list of current WaterSense labeled toilets available.

Type: Fact Sheet




Rediscovering Milk Paint

Rediscovering Milk Paint

Milk paint's durability comes form its key ingredient, cansein, a protein found in milk. This powdered protein is extremely hard when dry and will adhere to many types of wood surfaces. Manufacturers mix this protein with lime and it is then sold in powdered form.

Type: Fact Sheet




'Green' Paint Fact Sheet

'Green' Paint Fact Sheet

Reference this fact sheet for a quick glance at the advantages and disadvantages of two types of eco-friendly paints: low to no-VOC latex paints and natural paints, including milk paint and clay paints.

Type: Fact Sheet




Dishwashers

Dishwashers

Using your dishwasher in a more environmentally friendly way saves both water and energy. Consumer Choice test 25 dishwashers in a range of sizes to find out which models performed best in both standard and eco-programs.

Type: White Paper




Eco-Friendly Mowers

Eco-Friendly Mowers

This white paper from "The American Gardener" gives consumer reviews of several different models of reel and electric lawn mowers.

Type: White Paper




Energy Performance for Comfort and Saving

Energy Performance for Comfort and Saving

Built Green is an environmental building program designed to provide home buyers with durable, eco-friendly homes that are both cost effective to own and to operate. These homes can provide improved energy efficiency.

Type: Fact Sheet





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