Do Savings Come Out in the Wash?
A Large-Scale Study of Residential Laundry Systems
Combustion appliance testing, before and after weatherizing a home, is an absolute necessity to protect homeowners from the effects of CO gas and other combustion products. Learn the BPI test procedures. [continue reading]
After years of research, by government agencies, utilities, and others, much is known about energy hogs in the home, such as space heating, space cooling, and hot water. We know a lot less about the ... [continue reading]
Technology innovations proven to reduce energy consumption and environmental impacts in other industries are now gaining acceptance in the U.S. pool-building industry. Variable-frequency drive technology, widely adopted in other industries that demand hydraulic efficiency, ... [continue reading]
Energy efficiency measures in Korea are underway that are at the forefront of market transformation and energy savings. One, a mandate to attach a warning label to any new consumer electronics products that don’... [continue reading]
Refrigerators consume about 14% of the total energy in the average U.S. household. While this may not be a very large figure, it is large enough that if most homes could cycle off their refrigerators ... [continue reading]
As of February 17, 2009, when all the major TV broadcasters will begin to transmit using a digital signal, no one with an analog, rabbit-eared television set will be able to get anything without a digital-to-analog converter ... [continue reading]
Smart building design and construction professionals know that a building is more than a sum of its parts—it&...
I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...