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Future U.S. Appliance Standards Mapped Out by Industry and Environmental Groups
Aug 3, 2010
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Home appliance manufacturers and energy efficiency advocates have agreed to improved efficiency standards and tax policies for refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, clothes dryers, dishwashers, and room air-conditioners, according to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM).

Based on Department of Energy (DOE) analysis, the recommended standards and tax credits will save more than 9 quads of energy over 30 years, or roughly enough to meet the total energy needs of 40% of American homes for one year.

The recommended water efficiency standards and tax credits for clothes washers and dishwashers will save about 5 trillion gallons over 30 years, or approximately the amount of water necessary to meet the current water needs of every customer in the City of Los Angeles for 25 years. Global warming CO2 will be reduced by 550 million metric tons over the same time period, without considering the emissions reductions from smart appliances. These reductions are equivalent to taking 100 million of today’s typical cars off the road for a year.

Further details can be found in the ApplianceMagazine.com article:

Shaping the Future of U.S. Appliance Efficiency.

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