Improving Appliance Efficiency

February 06, 2003

Numerous economic and environmental benefits can be realized if our nation makes energy efficiency a top priority when building, buying and operating electric appliances. The greater the collective efficiency of our appliances, the lesser the emissions of air pollution harmful to human health and to the climate. Improved appliance efficiency also curbs a host of problems associated with extracting, processing, and transporting energy resources, saves consumers billions of dollars, and spurs industry to be technology leaders, enhancing global competitiveness. These NRDC documents outline policies and practices that will promote appliance efficiency.