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New Appliance Labels Emphasize Energy Use

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January 01, 1996

Revised Energy Guide labels are now appearing on appliances, in accordance with a July 1994 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ruling. [continue reading]

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California Supports PV with Net Energy Metering

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May 01, 1996

California has enacted a "net energy metering" law that lets residential photovoltaic (PV) power producers store their electricity in the utility grid, rather than in batteries. [continue reading]

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Small PV Grows in the Garden

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May 01, 1996

Small, freestanding, photovoltaic lights are becoming more popular, as both contractors and do-it-yourselfers are attracted to their simplicity. [continue reading]

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New Pioneering in Straw Bale Building

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July 01, 1996

No, they're not living in haylofts. The horses don't knock the houses down for bedding. And the big bad wolf doesn't chase the residents off in search of bricks and mortar. [continue reading]

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Submetering II: In the Know with Electrical Flow

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September 01, 1996

Which is more convenient? Submetering a house by stringing little electric meters to each circuit, or hooking up a new electric meter that uses math to "disaggregate" the electric use and determine which appliances are being turned on and off? [continue reading]

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Revolution, Not Agitation: A New Spin on Clothes Washing

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November 01, 1996

For years, Europeans have used small, water-conserving, energy-efficient washing machines. But most washer manufacturers serving the United States haven't bothered trying to sell them here. [continue reading]

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Enlightening Results from Other Research

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November 30, 1999

Not too many lighting studies have been done over the years, and no two ask the same questions, so the few results are hard to compare. But even with this patchwork of results, a picture of residential lighting emerges. [continue reading]

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They Like It, They'll Pay, and It Works

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November 30, 1999

In Rochester, New York, two side-by-side townhouses were put on display to the public during the "Homearama 1994" home show. [continue reading]

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