Kitchen equipment, such as dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, and water coolers, can be energy and water intensive; its important to seek out energy and water efficient models. Many newly manufactured kitchen appliances are ENERGY STAR rated, which means that they use less electricity and/or water.
- Use cleaning chemicals and solutions that are Green Seal certified
End of Life Tips
- E-waste, like copiers, fax machines, printers and scanners should be kept out of the landfill, and instead, recycled. Visit Earth911.com to determine the capacity of local facilities.
For alignment with LEED Standards
Energy: Comply with ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2010.
- BD+C EA: Minimum Energy Performance
Energy: Install ENERGY STAR qualified equipment for at least 50%- (by rated-power) of ENERGY STAR eligible equipment installed as part of the scope of work.
- ID+C EA: Minimum Energy Performance