What Makes a Building Product Green

Appliances

Residential and commercial appliances, cleaning equipment, restaurant equipment, laboratory equipment, and playground equipment are among the categories included in this division.

Energy and water conservation are important in many of these categories. GreenSpec lists products that significantly exceed Energy Star thresholds for most appliances. Also look for equipment that reduces the amount or toxicity of detergents and other cleaning agents needed, as well as equipment manufactured from recycled materials.

GreenSpec Insights

Posted by Alex Wilson on 04/08/2014

Saving energy isn’t only about using less electricity and fuel; it’s about saving water.

In this weekly blog, I’ve focused a lot of attention on the energy-saving measures at our new home—from the...

Posted by Alex Wilson on 04/02/2014

Human urine collection and use provides a better way to recycle nutrients than use of...