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HUD Standards Overdue

Author: Ted Rieger
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September 01, 1992

After years of waiting, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has proposed new energy conservation standards for manufactured homes. [continue reading]

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False Advertising Ceases, Bum Deal Continues

Author: Ted Rieger
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March 01, 1993

Following charges by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 32 states that General Electric Co. falsely represented its "Energy Choice" incandescent light bulbs to consumers, the lighting product giant has agreed to make specific modifications in the packaging and advertising of the bulbs in order to settle the charges, without conceding violations of any laws or regulations. [continue reading]

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Snohomish PUD Slashes Conservation

Author: Ted Rieger
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May 01, 1993

The Snohomish County Public Utility District, an electric utility in Everett, Washington, unexpectedly dropped its conservation plans for 1994 after failing to negotiate a new contract with Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) for a "conservation power plant." [continue reading]

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Weatherizing (Almost) An Entire Town

Author: Ted Rieger
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July 01, 1993

Final results aren't in yet, but officials at Ontario Hydro think they've made Espanola the most energy-efficient town in Canada. [continue reading]

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Home Energy Ratings in California

Author: Ted Rieger
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September 01, 1993

A new non-profit organization began rating homes in the San Jose and Ontario areas of California this year. [continue reading]

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Ground-Source Heat Pumps Gaining Ground

Author: Ted Rieger
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July 01, 1994

Ground-source heat pumps (GSHPs), also called geothermal heat pumps or ground-coupled heat pumps, are gaining popularity as efficient space-conditioning systems. [continue reading]

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Waterbed Heating: Uncovering Energy Savings in the Bedroom

Author: Ted Rieger
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September 01, 1994

The crest of the wave of waterbed sales may have passed, but energy consumption by waterbed heaters still accounts for a significant portion of energy costs in some households, in some cases for consumers who can least afford this ongoing cost. [continue reading]

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Manufactured Homes Go Solar

Author: Ted Rieger
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November 01, 1994

A federal program that assists with the development of photovoltaic (PV) products for the U.S. building market has led to commercial development of factory-built modular homes with built-in PV systems. [continue reading]

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