Do Savings Come Out in the Wash?
A Large-Scale Study of Residential Laundry Systems
In recent years, the number and diversity of consumer electronics used in homes has grown substantially. Look around you right now—how many devices do you see plugged in? But the convenience and entertainment ... [continue reading]
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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While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...
Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...