Whether you’re hosting loved ones or contributing a side dish for Thanksgiving this year, it’s likely that you’ll be getting real cozy with your kitchen over the next week or so.
After all, what’s the holiday without your favorite home-cooked foods?
In 2022, The United States Department of Energy (DOE) estimated that 15% of total energy used in the American household can be traced back to the kitchen. The DOE also reported that this percentage accounts for cooking — which alone is responsible for somewhere between 4 to 5% of energy consumption — as well as usage related to refrigeration, water heating, dishwashing, etc.
As you continue to prep and finalize your menu this year, consider adding a handful of energy efficiency strategies to the mix.
The National Energy Improvement Fund (NEIF) is chiming in to add that becoming an energy-efficient host, chef, dinner-table guest, etc. — even in times of high holiday stress — is more attainable than you might think. As the nation’s only Certified B Corp and U.S. DOE Home Improvement Expert Lender partner, we are providing categorized tips on how you can easily incorporate greener, more sustainable habits into your routine for turkey day and beyond!