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The Green Life: Green Home Building and Remodeling: Appliances

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May 12, 2009

Green Home Building and Remodeling: Appliances

Green your home appliances For many, home is the most important place on Earth. It's within our houses that we establish the bulk of our worldviews, so it's important that the structures themselves represent those values. This week we're providing tips for those of you in the process of building or remodeling about how to make your home harmonious with the rest of the planet.

Tip #2: Choose Eco-Friendly Appliances

Our homes wouldn't function as they do without appliances -- but our world pays the price when we don't choose those designed to protect the environment from deleterious waste. Planet-positive appliances and installations include low-flow (or water-freetoilets, water-saving faucets and showerheads, anything with an Energy Star label, efficient refrigerators, and solar water heaters. Buying secondhand, or getting 'em via freecycling, is, of course, always preferable.

Share your tips: What kind of eco-friendly home appliances do you have or are you planning to install?

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