Most of the energy consumed by dishwashers is used to heat the water; therefore, water-efficient dishwashers are also energy-efficient. Compared with hand washing dishes, the EPA estimates that using an Energy Star-qualified dishwasher will save 5,000 gallons of water annually. Scraping dishes rather than rinsing by hand saves an additional 20 gallons of water per load.
Products in Residential Dishwashers
Our guide lists products from the Greenspec® Online Directory
of environmentally preferable building products. Manufacturers and/or their representatives should visit this page
to learn more about suggesting their products for inclusion.