In my experience, it seems most people compare appliance models based on cost, appearance, and brand.  Some individuals consult the yellow-and-black EnergyGuide label for estimated operating cost and energy use information.  Others research models online through the Energy Star products database.

But there’s a new resource for locating the most energy efficient products on the market: Top Ten USA.

Top Ten USA is a non-profit organization that recently launched a free web-based resource with guides to the 10 most energy-efficient products in all sorts of categories, including refrigerators, freezers, televisions, dishwashers, clothes waters, etc.

Here are a few list pages:

In the end, it probably goes without saying but – notwithstanding the Energy Star label – some products are more efficient than others.   If you want to move beyond the label, perhaps Top Ten USA will be a helpful, up-to-date resource in doing so.

How do you find the most environmentally-friendly products when purchasing?