April 19, 2016

Let’s Get Big Stuff Done For Our Planet — Earth Day 2016

This Friday is Earth Day. It’s the day in the year when we’re asked to think about the environment — how much we value it and what we can do to protect it.

Written by
Matthias Kurwig

As the organizers say, ‘This Earth Day, let’s really get big stuff done for our planet’.

Here at Enervee we’re committed to getting big stuff done when it comes to saving energy. Yes, this is good for our planet, but it’s also good for our families, and our wallets. And it only needs us to think differently about how we buy stuff.

Enervee is committed to getting us all to think about energy efficiency when we make purchases for our homes. We do this by giving every product a unique score based on its relative energy efficiency. So it means you can instantly compare every product before you buy. Our idea is that we do the hard math so you don’t have to.

It may not sound like a big deal, but it is, if we all do this. Here at Enervee, we’ve calculated that if just 30% of US consumers who are looking to buy a refrigerator, washer, dryer or dishwasher in a year bought a model with an Enervee Score of 90+ instead of a less efficient model, this would deliver energy savings of almost 10,000 GWh over the next 15 years — from purchases this year alone.

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How much energy is 10,000 GWh exactly? Well, think of it like this:

  • Over 800 years’ worth of Tesla SuperCharger stations output
  • More than 2x the power generated by the Hoover Dam
  • Enough to power almost 850,000 homes.

That’s a lot of energy saved, just by making a more informed purchase decision. Think how much energy we could save if it was more than 30% of us, if it was more than just 5 product categories, and if it was every year, not just this year. This isn’t about behaving differently. It’s about buying differently. Buying better.

So this Earth Day, stop and think about the appliances in your home. And if you’re in the market to replace any of them soon, think about the impact you could have simply by choosing more energy efficient (buying with an Enervee Score of 90+). After all, it could be the fastest way we can all help get some big stuff done for our planet.

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