Managing Plug Loads With Advanced Power Strips
In recent years, the number and diversity of consumer electronics used in homes has grown substantially. Look around you right now—how many devices do you see plugged in? But the convenience and entertainment ...
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]
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]
The term "off" can be a relative one. Over the past few years, there have been several scientific studies showing power is used by appliances that are turned "off." [continue reading]
Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...
Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...