The greenhouse-gas emissions of appliances can be reduced by:
- cooking with gas (mains or bottled) if possible, or induction;
- ensuring the refrigerator operates efficiently by allowing sufficient space around it for ventilation;
- having outdoor, indoor and/or sheltered clothes drying lines;
- installing energy-efficient appliances (A list of appliances and their energy star ratings can be found at www.energyrating.gov.au).
Tip: If you install a gas cooktop or oven, ensure the kitchen is designed with good natural ventilation. If installing a rangehood for ventilation, exhaust to the outside wherever possible.
Last updated: 21/09/2023