Do Savings Come Out in the Wash?
A Large-Scale Study of Residential Laundry Systems
On June 17, 1998, a single-family home in Latham, New York, became the first house to be powered entirely by a residential fuel cell (RFC). [continue reading]
Last December, after meeting with representatives of the federal Energy Star program, major TV and VCR manufacturers agreed to substantially reduce the energy their new models use when they are "off." [continue reading]
Last year, scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducted a unique field evaluation of high-efficiency horizontal-axis (h-axis) washers. [continue reading]
A whole-house, centralized control system can be pretty "gee whiz." Promoters of such systems talk of "preset scenarios" or "modes." For example, with the push of one button (on a remote control, a car phone, or a work computer, [continue reading]
Can public housing agencies acquire energy-efficient appliances, and do they really save money? A recent program demonstrates that both answers are yes. [continue reading]
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...
Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...