Everybody is talking green, and by green, I don't mean money. Green is in. It's the latest thing.
The government has gotten into the act by forming ENERGY STAR, a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy. This program rates different appliances, office equipment, home electronics and more (there are over 50 categories total) to identify the most efficient of them all. If an item has rated an ENERGY STAR, you can be assured that it has met strict guidelines for energy efficiency.
For example, an ENERGY STAR dishwater are at least 25% more efficient that contemporary conventional models. In addition, an ENERGY STAR clothes washer cuts watery and energy consumption by over 40% as well.
I found these statistics in the RE/MAX-published Green Home Guide which also has useful tips on how to make your home more green, and best of all, it's free for the asking. The guide is clear, concise, and full of practical advice that anyone can follow.
This guide includes:
- What is a Green Home?
- 5 Essential Things to Keep in Mind
- Green Return On Investment
- And more....
Just send me an e-mail and I'll send you a pdf.