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Appliances USA - Energy Ideas Clearinghouse (reports, articles, case studies, environmental standards and programs, and organizations) 1-800-872-3568, info@EnergyIdeas.org

None stated None stated
Not available
10/24/03 
Appliances (clothes dryers, refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, dishwashers) USA - DOE, Building Technologies Program Web site

None stated Energy use
Not available
 
Appliances: Mercury-Added Products Database (lists amount of mercury in different products) USA - Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association

None stated Mercury reduction
Toxicity

 
Clothes Dryers USA - EPA's Energy Star Program hotline@energystar.gov

None stated Energy use

 
Clothes Washers USA - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: Consumer Guide (202) 429-0063

None stated Energy efficiency
Lists of appliances are based on information from appliance industry associations' product directories (where accessible), the ENERGY STARŪ program, and individual manufacturers. Lists only include models that are mass-produced and widely distributed in the United States and products for which there are standardized efficiency ratings.
2003 
Clotheswashers USA - Austin Green Builder Program: Sourcebook Web site

None stated Energy efficiency
Recycled content materials
Waste reduction
Water efficiency

01/01/94 
Cooking Appliances USA - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: Consumer Guide (202) 429-0063

None stated Energy efficiency
Lists of appliances are based on information from appliance industry associations' product directories (where accessible), the ENERGY STARŪ program, and individual manufacturers. Lists only include models that are mass-produced and widely distributed in the United States and products for which there are standardized efficiency ratings.
2003 
Dishwashers USA - Austin Green Builder Program: Sourcebook Web site

None stated Energy efficiency
Recycled content materials
Waste reduction
Water efficiency

01/01/94 
Energy: EPP Update, #12 (see page 7 for article on "Recognizing Mercury-Containing Products and Their Alternatives" - purchasing mercury-free products or considering life-cycle trade-off issues - gas appliances) USA - EPA Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, Alison Kinn Bennett, kinn.alison@epa.gov
Mercury None stated
Not available
01/01/2003 
Freezers and Refrigerators USA - EPA's Energy Star Program hotline@energystar.gov

None stated Energy use

 
Green Building: Green Office Guide: A Guide to Greening Your Bottom Line Through a Resource Efficient Office Environment USA - City of Portland, Office of Sustainable Development Web site

Bleaches (including chlorine)
VOCs
None stated

11/01/01 
Hand Drying (using cloth towels, electric hand dryers, or recycled-content paper towels) USA - Solid Waste Management Coordinating Board of the Twin Cities Web site

None stated Decreased cost
Recycled content
Reduced waste

2002 
Health Effects and Hazardous Substances: Home Inside USA - Household Products Database Web site

None stated None stated

2003 
Health Effects and Hazardous Substances: Home Maintenance USA - Household Products Database Web site

None stated None stated

2003 
Overview of Environmental Marketing Claims USA - Federal Trade Commission (FTC) FTC, Division of Enforcement, 202-326-2996

None stated Biodegradable
CFC-free
Compostable
Degradable
Ozone-friendly
Ozone-safe
Photodegradable
Recyclable
Recycled content
Refillable
Source reduction
The following claims are discussed: Substantiated scientific evidence
Third-party certification
Not available
05/01/00 
Refrigeration USA - Energy Ideas Clearinghouse (reports, articles, case studies, environmental standards and programs, and organizations) 1-800-872-3568, info@EnergyIdeas.org

None stated None stated
Not available
10/24/03 
Refrigerators USA - Austin Green Builder Program: Sourcebook Web site

None stated Energy efficiency
Recycled content materials
Waste reduction
Water efficiency

01/01/94 
Refrigerators and Freezers USA - American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: Consumer Guide (202) 429-0063

None stated Energy efficiency
Lists of appliances are based on information from appliance industry associations' product directories (where accessible), the ENERGY STARŪ program, and individual manufacturers. Lists only include models that are mass-produced and widely distributed in the United States and products for which there are standardized efficiency ratings.
2003 
Waste at Work: Prevention Strategies for the Bottom Line USA - INFORM, Inc. Web site

Chlorine
Cadmium
Cobalt
VOCs
Bleaches (including chlorine)
CFCs
Toluene
Naphthalene
Phthalates
Phosphates
Phosphonates
Arsenic
Chromium
Lead
Nickel
Selenium
Ethylene glycol
Herbicides
Pesticides
Fertilizers
Formaldehyde
Concentrated/bulk products
Donating excess products/materials
Durability
Energy efficiency
Extended warranties
Locally produced products
Low toxicity
Low VOC content
Materials exchange program
Organic-content materials
Preventative maintenance
Recyclable
Recycled content
Reduced bulk mailings
Reduced food waste
Reduced packaging
Reduced paper use
Reduced watering
Remanufactured products
Repairability
Reusability
Reusable packaging
Routine maintenance
Short distribution distances
Surplus materials program
Tree-free content
Upgradable
Vendor training
Water efficiency

01/01/02 

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