South2 Grand Valley Housing

Green Laundry Statistics

90 percent amount of total energy used by a typical washing machine to heat the water; only 10 percent is used to power the motor.

 

49 percentage of laundry loads run with warm water in the United States; 37 percent are run with cold water and 14 percent are run with hot water.

7,000 gallons amount of water saved per year by a typical front-loading washing machine compared to a top-loading washing machine.

34 million tons amount of carbon dioxide emissions that would be saved if every household in the United States used only cold water for washing clothes.

88 percent average increase in energy efficiency for a washing machine between 1981 and 2003.

 

99 pounds amount of carbon dioxide emissions saved per household each year by running only full loads of laundry.

 

 

 

 

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Phone (616) 331-2120 • housing@gvsu.edu