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.
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.
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 pots contents is reduced, providing additional energy savings.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.