Do Savings Come Out in the Wash?

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Do Savings Come Out in the Wash?

A Large-Scale Study of Residential Laundry Systems

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Caveat Emptor

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January 01, 2007

Recent cases reveal that the efficiency of a product is sometimes less than meets the eye. In 2006, Consumer Reports tested the LG Energy Star bottom freezer refrigerator, the LG LRFC25750, and discovered that it won&... [continue reading]

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Quiet and Efficient Vent Fans

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March 02, 2006

        According to the Home Ventilating Institute (HVI), the humidity level in a bathroom during a bath or shower “is like that in a tropical rain forest—uncomfortable, ... [continue reading]

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Charge! A New Battle Cry for Energy Efficiency

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December 23, 2005

Beware the rarely used, but still plugged-in, cell phone charger! Rechargeable electronic products are consuming more power than one might think, even when the product is disconnected from the charger. [continue reading]

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A New Wave Hits California Swimming Pools

Author: Scott Clay
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September 01, 2004

Operating pool pumps for longer periods at slower flow rates can adequately filter the water while cutting the energy use in half. [continue reading]

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Is a Machine More Efficient Than the Hand?

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May 01, 2004

What are the washing-up techniques that can transform a consumer from a carefree dishwasher to a supereconomic one? [continue reading]

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Dryer Venting

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November 01, 2003

When was the last time you checked a dryer's vent hose? [continue reading]

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

Mariel Wolfson

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Carl Taylor

How Does Geothermal Cooling Work?

Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...

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