Many manufactured appliances and products emit far more greenhouse gas emissions during their operational life than during their manufacture.
Manufacturers can improve competitive advantage and build greater customer loyalty through designing products that use significantly less energy.1
Some recent energy efficient product designs include:
- equipment and appliances with effective standby functions
- lighting solutions such as compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) or light emitting diodes with longer lifetimes and greater luminous efficacy
- fuel efficient and lightweight vehicles, motorcycles, trucks, trains and aircraft
- insulation materials, double or tripled glazed windows and other efficient construction materials.