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]

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 ...

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 ...

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