Appliances are significant ongoing users of energy and potable water. Federal standards for some appliances are helping to ensure that certain new appliances will be far more efficient than models they are replacing, but some manufacturers offer products that significantly exceed federal standards. Many of the most efficient appliances come from Europe, where energy is more expensive than in North America.


Products in Appliances

Liebherr North American Division
Perlick Corporation
Samsung Clothes Washers
Samsung Electronics
Samsung Refrigerators
Samsung Electronics
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Dec 3, 2012 7:37 AM ET

Edited Dec 3, 2012 7:39 AM ET.

Response to Mike Swift
by Martin Holladay, GBA Advisor

For a variety of reasons, it's impossible for GBA's list of green products to be comprehensive or completely up-to-date. I certainly agree with you that Sunfrost refrigerators are very efficient. I have had a Sunfrost refrigerator in my home for 20 years, and I am very pleased with its performance.

GBA has recommended Sunfrost refrigerators in several articles. See, for example:

Choosing an Energy-Efficient Refrigerator

What is an energy-efficient refrigerator?

Dec 2, 2012 5:39 PM ET

SunFrost refrigerators?
by Mike Swift

I see that SunFrost is not represented. Is there a reason? I believe that they are by far the lowest energy consumption of any refrigerator, bar none.