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]

Clean Power Plan Marks Positive Shift for Energy Efficiency Industry

Stephanie Rex

Clean Power Plan Marks Positive Shift for Energy Efficiency Industry

Yesterday, President Obama and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy released the final Clean Power Plan, which establishes ...

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Erik Norwood

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Huge changes are happening across a variety of industries that will significantly change the way we live. These include the ...

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