Green Tool Kit: Water Conservation: Clothes Washers

HECWs: High Efficiency Clothes Washers (HECWs) utilize technological advances to deliver excellent wash performance while saving both water and energy. Resource efficient models use 35-50% less water and approximately 50% less energy.

The water efficiency of clothes washers is rated using the term “water factor” to describe and compare its water use. Water factor is measured by the quantity of water (gallons) used to wash each cubic foot of laundry. A lower water factor represents greater water and energy efficiency. Go to the Energy Star website for more information on high efficiency clothes washers.