More stories about Appliances

  • Energy Star Refrigerators

    Thermador. The Energy Star-qualified Freedom collection of refrigerators, freezers, and wine columns has been reengineered for 2012.

  • Central Vacuum System

    H-P Products. The Element central vacuum system’s dual-filtration design incorporates a first-stage cyclonic action to separate most dust and dirt from the air column, followed by a permanent, two-stage filter that never needs replacement to segregate fine dust particles.

  • Central Vacuum System

    Beam. The top-of-line Serenity IQS series comes with a 10-year warranty, a self-cleaning Gore-Tex fabric HEPA filter, optional outside venting, and an anti-microbial bucket to stop microbe growth between emptying.

  • Futura Series Dishwasher

    Miele. The Futura series of dishwashers exceed 2012 Energy Star requirements by 25% for water consumption, making them 35% more efficient than previous generations.

  • Product Review: Central Vacuum Systems

    Central vacuum systems can remove dust and dirt more effectively than conventional vacuum cleaners, keeping the air and floors a lot cleaner.

  • Solar Decathlon Winner Focuses on Water Conservation

    University of Maryland's design harvests, recycles, and reuses water via built-in wetlands.

  • Programmable Thermostat

    The Slimline Platinum thermostat provides control of both temperature and humidity levels.

  • Firestone Specialty Products EPIC

    The Environmental Passive Integrated Chamber (EPIC) system from Firestone Building Products is designed to collect, filter, retain, and distribute water below ground.

  • EPA-certified Toba self-cleaning pellet stove

    The EPA-certified Toba self-cleaning pellet stove features a ComfortAir system that increases efficiency to 90%, the company says.

  • The Week in Green: Sept. 17-23

    A roundup of green building news including the growth of the Passive House movement and Energy Star’s 25% market share for new homes.