Do Savings Come Out in the Wash?
A Large-Scale Study of Residential Laundry Systems
Appliance standards have long been a contentious issue in American culture, but they have become more so recently with the so-called culture wars (Hoffman, 2012). In this article, we explore some of the issues surrounding appliance ... [continue reading]
Clothes dryers account for 6% of residential electricity consumption in the United States. Approximately 85% of U.S. households have a clothes dryer, and 6–7 million new dryers are sold every year. Clothes dryers consume as much ... [continue reading]
Annual electricity consumption by dehumidifiers can be 1,000 kWh or more, twice as much as an Energy Star refrigerator uses. According to a recent report in Appliance magazine, 19% of U.S. households have at least one ... [continue reading]
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It’s a huge success? It hasn’t gone anywhere? Actually, it’s a little of both. Fifty states and six territories have launched Cash for Appliances programs since late last year. ... [continue reading]
I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...
The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the release of a new online simulation tool that provides free, targeted ...