Do Savings Come Out in the Wash?

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Do Savings Come Out in the Wash?

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Life in the Independent Testing Lab

Author: Jim Clark
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March 01, 1994

As manufacturers race to bring new energy saving products to the market, the demand for accurate, non-biased reports of product performance is growing rapidly. [continue reading]

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Hot Potato

Author: Brian Pon
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November 01, 1993

Gas oven owners may be shocked to discover that their "gas ovens" consume significant amounts of electricity. [continue reading]

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Leaking Electricity

Author: Alan Meier
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November 01, 1993

Many appliances leak electricity. That TV, VCR, or stereo (to name just a few items) continues to draw small amounts of electricity even when providing no service and switched off. [continue reading]

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Whirlpool Wins

Author: Cyril Penn
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September 01, 1993

Whirlpool Corporation has been named the winner of the much talked about Super Efficient Refrigerator Program (SERP) contest. [continue reading]

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From Japan, Warm Buns on A Cold Day

Author: Emily Polsby
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July 01, 1993

What could be cozier on a cold winter's day than a warm, toasty toilet seat? At least that's what Panasonic's Home and Buildings Product division assumed last year when they introduced the IntiMist Personal Hygiene System into the United States. [continue reading]

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What Stays On When You Go Out

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 1993

"We were away for a whole month and our utility bill barely dropped." This comment (or some variant) is heard at the end of the summer in millions of American households. [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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