Gallery: GREEN YOUR APPLIANCES! Washers and Dryers


We’ve enjoyed covering the surging interest in eco-fashion at Inhabitat – particularly new designers experimenting with bio-based materials and organic sources, produced with green and socially conscious methods. But the next time you covet the latest NaturevsFuture corn-based dress or Linda Loudermilk bamboo and silk trousers, consider this: the majority of a garment’s ecological impact occurs during the washing phase. So with that in mind, this week’s installment of our Green Your Appliances series focuses on your washer and dryer.

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1 Comment

  1. edavis October 5, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    All clothes dryers are not equal in their use of energy. Ventless condensing dryers recapture almost 70% of the heat energy and re-use it. Ventless condensing dryers do not exhause 10,000 cubit feet of indoor conditioned air to the outside with every cycle- conditioned air that needs to be replaced then heated or cooled depending on the outside temperature.

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