When selecting and specifying appliances, use models that are ENERGY STARĀ®-certified, which are generally in the top 25 percent of their product class. Currently, refrigerators, clothes washers, and dishwashers are available with ENERGY STAR certification. The ENERGY STAR program provides a full list of ENERGY STAR product specifications to help in selecting energy-efficient products, appliances, HVAC, and lighting equipment. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) maintains a website ( to enable affordable housing developers to benefit from the cost savings of bulk purchasing of ENERGY STAR appliances.

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