ENERGY STAR Qualified Under-Cabinet Range Hoods from Broan

Broan’s QDE series of ENERGY STAR qualified under-cabinet range hoods offer savings of 564-kilowatt hours compared to an equivalent model featuring halogen lights. Certified by the Home Ventilating Institute (HVI) and ENERGY STAR qualified, the QDE series features an energy-efficient 280 CFM blower that is controlled by a two-speed rocker switch.The QDE series meets all requirements for the three major Green building programs: ENERGY STAR, U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Homes, and the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Model Green Home Building Guidelines.The model features a dual compact fluorescent 13-watt bulb that is expected to last an average of 10,000 hours (five times longer than regular incandescent light bulbs).The series also offers dishwasher-safe aluminum filters, a fully enclosed bottom to aid in trapping grease and contaminants generated during cooking as well as a removable, dishwasher-safe, easy-to-clean bottom pan and blower wheel. The range-hood series is available in white, black and stainless steel. www.broan.com