Manufacturers are actively researching new dishwasher designs, products, and technologies. Over the past few years the number of efficient dishwasher products on the market has increased.
We are not aware of any studies at the moment that are evaluating the water conserving impacts of dishwashers. It is also unknown if any research is being done into the potential energy savings available from these machines. Results from an extensive 1999 dishwasher efficiency research project are available at:
For information on dishwasher research you can visit the following web sites: