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Energy Efficiency in the European Union

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January 01, 1998

Domotechnica is primarily a trade fair for manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of small and large domestic appliances. However, it's also a unique occasion for those concerned with energy conservation and environmental protection to gauge how their activities have influenced the industry. [continue reading]

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Home, Home on the Range Hood

Author: Dave Brook
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November 01, 1997

Exhausting heat and moisture in the summer can keep a house cooler and reduce air conditioning costs. And running a fan whenever someone is cooking will eliminate most water vapor, grease, and combustion products from the kitchen. [continue reading]

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The Rage for Aquaria

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September 01, 1997

Residential energy auditors often dismiss or overlook aquaria in their assessments. Yet nearly one in every 12 households owns at least one aquarium. [continue reading]

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Pulling the Plug on Leaking Electricity

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July 01, 1997

Electronics manufacturers have been producing an increasing number of products, such as TVs, VCRs, and compact audio systems, that do not have a true off switch. [continue reading]

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Power Factors Revealed

Author: Paul Brule
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May 01, 1997

When it comes to power, not all electrical appliances are created equal. To find out how much power an appliance consumes, energy auditors occasionally multiply line voltage by the current reading obtained from a clamp-on ammeter. [continue reading]

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Revolution, Not Agitation: A New Spin on Clothes Washing

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November 01, 1996

For years, Europeans have used small, water-conserving, energy-efficient washing machines. But most washer manufacturers serving the United States haven't bothered trying to sell them here. [continue reading]

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Erik Norwood

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Huge changes are happening across a variety of industries that will significantly change the way we live. These include the ...

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

Mariel Wolfson

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...

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