Do Savings Come Out in the Wash?
A Large-Scale Study of Residential Laundry Systems
Many European appliance manufacturers are making highly energy-efficient products and phasing out their low-efficiency models. [continue reading]
The California Energy Commission (CEC) published the nation's first appliance efficiency regulations in 1976. The regulations set minimum performance standards for those appliances whose use requires a significant amount of energy on a statewide basis. [continue reading]
Ceiling fans can be an efficient way to cool people down in moderately warm weather. However, while they do create a breeze on the body and lower skin temperature, their motors use electricity inefficiently and also generate heat. [continue reading]
Ceiling fans can be an efficient way to cool people down in moderately warm weather. [continue reading]
Standby power in appliances (also known as leaking electricity) was the topic at a recent workshop sponsored by the International Energy Agency in Paris, France. [continue reading]
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