Other energy uses

The greenhouse-gas emissions of appliances can be reduced by:

  • cooking with gas (mains or bottled) if possible, or induction;
  • ensuring the refrigerator operates efficiently by allowing sufficient space around it for ventilation;
  • having outdoor, indoor and/or sheltered clothes drying lines;
  • installing energy-efficient appliances (A list of appliances and their energy star ratings can be found at www.energyrating.gov.au).

Tip: If you install a gas cooktop or oven, ensure the kitchen is designed with good natural ventilation. If installing a rangehood for ventilation, exhaust to the outside wherever possible.