Be it the microwave in the pantry or personal gadgets like kindle, appliances have become ubiquitous to modern lifestyles. It is not surprising then that energy consumed by common appliances is steadily rising in buildings.Efficiency in appliances can go a long way in using energy judiciously in buildings. It depends on both – appliances the users buy, and the way they are used. This section advises on choices available to users, parameters for selecting the right appliances, and good usage practices.