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4 Ways to Green Your Home: Appliances

GBCI: 0920011614

This course is presented in an ARTICLE format.
According to ENERGY STAR, there are two price tags attached to appliances: the price paid to purchase the item and the cost of operating it. The cost of operation includes maintenance, water, and energy expenses.
Eligible for .5 CE HOURS.
  • .5 CE

Rating system: v4

Published on: December 28, 2016

Average: 3.6 (7 votes)


ENERGY STAR appliances can use anywhere from 10 to 50%less energy than standard appliances and are also water efficient, using as much as 67% less water.
Most homes are filled with energy-using appliances, including refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, washing machines, and entertainment appliances, such as TV’s, home theaters, computers, and stereos. Learn the pros and cons of switching to ENERGY START appliances.

**These articles are part of our book The ROOTs of a Greener Home. The home owner version (not eligible for any CE credit) can be purchased from Amazon as a gift or for viewing on your favorite device. For more information please visit www.GBRIonline.org/ROOTS.


  1. Explore the concept of ENERGY STAR
  2. Explore the benefits of ENERGY STAR appliances
  3. Understand the pros and cons associated with using ENERGY STAR
  4. Look at the estimated cost savings associated with ENERGY STAR
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Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)
New York, NY
United States

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