The Energy Star LED Difference
In early 2013, EPA challenged retailers to sell 20 million Energy Star-certified LED lightbulbs by Earth Day 2014. The results are in, and U.S. retailers—with the help of manufacturers and utilities—more than exceeded ...
A new generation of compact fluorescent lamps has emerged, offering advantages that may translate into tens of millions of new retrofit opportunities. [continue reading]
How do you convince people to abandon "cheap" incandescent light bulbs for compact fluorescents lamps (CFLs) which can cost 12-15 times more and offer the "same" results--light? [continue reading]
Power quality is a relatively obscure concept, limited mostly to conversations among utility engineers and physicists, but as electronic appliances take over the home, it may become a residential issue as well. [continue reading]
There are many small demonstrations of the appreciable savings to be reaped by replacing incandescents with fluorescents. [continue reading]
This year promises to see product standardization finally lending order to the diverse array of compact fluorescent lamps. [continue reading]
Following charges by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and 32 states that General Electric Co. falsely represented its "Energy Choice" incandescent light bulbs to consumers, the lighting product giant has agreed to make specific modifications in the packaging and advertising of the bulbs in order to settle the charges, without conceding violations of any laws or regulations. [continue reading]
Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...
Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...