Editorial: The Fast-Changing World of Saving Energy
In reviewing the content of this issue, I was struck by how rapidly the energy-saving business is changing. In this issue, we cover the come-from-nowhere explosion in LEDs. Another article about energy-efficient homes in Germany ...
Curious changes are occurring in branches of the federal government that deal with home energy use. Funding to save energy in homes is increasing while budgets for more glamorous items like space stations are being cut. This is happening, despite a struggle in Congress over funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. [continue reading]
One of the feature articles in this issue describes the air conditioning savings that can be obtained by simply changing the color of a home's roof (see "Saving Energy with Reflective Roof Coatings," p.15). To be sure, the savings from this measure appear to be greatest in Florida and other southern states, but the results shouldn't be ignored elsewhere. [continue reading]
There is a special group of conservation measures called "fuel switching." In most cases, these measures involve removing an electric appliance and replacing it with a natural gas counterpart. [continue reading]
It's 1994 and Home Energy is ten years old. One of the ways we are celebrating this anniversary is by reprinting "classic" articles from our archives, along with current articles on the same subject. [continue reading]
The Mississippi and its tributaries have receded, but the flood's damage is still being calculated. One of the unknowns is the impact of the flood on energy efficiency. The initial reports are grim. [continue reading]
The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced the release of a new online simulation tool that provides free, targeted ...
From the rustic 1850s pump shower to the 1920s Humphrey automatic to today’s modern ...