Sub Zeros, often the size of a mid-sized truck are often looked at as massive energy consumers. They are beautiful and if you’ve got the kitchen for it, and the bottomless pocketbook to spend on it – why not? But – how much energy do they consume? Are they going to do more damage to the environment than a more conventional appliance?
Getwithgreen.com recently did a nice little review on the energy use of Sub Zero’s. I was surprised by how good a rating they have – plus they use partly recycled plastics. They might look like SUV’s but they consume like a compact. Here are some of the features noted in the article:
- The largest Sub-Zero refrigerator consumes less power than a 100-watt bulb, due to dual refrigeration technology.
- Sub-Zero products are manufactured in the United States, which reduces the environmental impact caused by international shipping of materials and parts.
- Sub-Zero has worked hard to find/use energy efficient motors.
- All refrigerant used is non-ozone depleting.
- All vehicles used in the production are electric or propane powered.
- Aggressive recycling programs at the factory for all scrap materials.
You can read the full article here.