Do Savings Come Out in the Wash?

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Do Savings Come Out in the Wash?

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The Impact of Refrigerator Standards on U.S. Households

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November 02, 2013

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]

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Superefficient Clothes Dryers to the Rescue!

Author: Chris Granda
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August 30, 2013

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]

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Dehumidifiers: A Major Consumer of Residential Electricity

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July 01, 2013

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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Do Savings Come Out in the Wash?

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January 02, 2012

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Did Cash for Appliances Work?

Author: Scott Case
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March 01, 2011

It’s a huge success? It hasn’t gone anywhere? Actually, it’s a little of both. Fifty states and six territories have launched Cash for Appliances programs since late last year. ... [continue reading]

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Dehumidifier Metering Study

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January 05, 2011

The verdict is in: Homeowners across the country do use dehumidifiers, and a good amount of collective energy, to keep their homes dry. [continue reading]

Sudden, Unexpected Blessing

Jim Gunshinan

Sudden, Unexpected Blessing

When I received an email from Larry Zarker of BPI, informing me that I had been inducted into the BPI ...

Energy Use Patterns in Off-Grid Houses: It's All About the Energy Budget, Right?

Shawna Henderson

Energy Use Patterns in Off-Grid Houses: It's All About the Energy Budget, Right?

I grew up on the West Coast of Canada, and I have had the good fortune to spend lots of ...

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