Energy use of clothes dryers in apartments

Clothes dryers, like any appliances that use electricity to create heat, are big energy users. In fact, per cycle they use about fifteen times more energy than an equivalent sized clothes washing machine (on cold wash).

Energy use and greenhouse emissions from clothes dryers can be significant in apartments.

This discussion paper from 2011 shows more than $7 million could potentially be saved if clothes dryer use could be eliminated completely. 

Energy use of clothes dryers in apartments