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The Real Cost of Going Green

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-04-20T22:39:48Z

Photograph by Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg

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Efficient Appliances

Eco-friendly washing machines, refrigerators, air conditioners, dishwashers -- even computers and TVs -- can drastically cut costs while saving energy and water. According to the Natural Marketing Institute, Americans spent $86.7 billion buying such Energy Star-certified products in 2008; about $19 billion of that was spent on TVs.

$809: Samsung 3.7 cubic feet front-load washer (uses less water than a top-loader) -- lowes.com
$4,399: Thermador refrigerator and freezer (uses 27 percent less energy than required by federal standards in 2001) -- plessers.com
$550: Bosch dishwasher (uses 2.2 gallons of water per cycle) -- P.C. Richard & Son


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