The Impact of Refrigerator Standards on U.S. Households

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The Impact of Refrigerator Standards on U.S. Households

Appliance standards have long been a contentious issue in American culture, but they have become more so recently with the so-called culture wars (Hoffman, 2012). In this article, we explore some of the issues surrounding appliance ...

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Identifying Refrigerators to Recycle Early: Replacing Your Refrigerator

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January 01, 2001

In 2001, I had a chance to visit the headquarters and research laboratories of the Whirlpool Corporation. [continue reading]

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Refrigerator Monitoring, A Sequel

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September 01, 2000

How briefly can you monitor refrigerator energy use and still get valid results? Home Energy takes another look at this timely topic. [continue reading]

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Shrinking Bills on Shrunken Fridges

Author: Alan Meier
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March 01, 1998

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]

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An AHAM Update

Author: Alan Meier
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January 01, 1998

Careful readers of the June 1997 directory of refrigerators from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) noticed remarkable improvements in efficiency. [continue reading]

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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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Efficient Refrigerators for Apartments

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May 01, 1996

In 1997, Maytag will offer an efficient small refrigerator to utilities and public housing authorities who purchase them through a national procurement initiative. [continue reading]

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United States Leads in Refrigerator Efficiency

Author: Alan Meier
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January 01, 1996

Japan recently adopted the International Standards Organization (ISO) energy test procedure for measuring the energy use of its refrigerators. This is a closed-door, constant temperature test, similar to that used by the U.S. Department of Energy. Now it is easier to compare the energy use of Japanese, European, and U.S. refrigerators. [continue reading]

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Defrosting Refrigerator Data

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May 01, 1995

We now have a better idea of the energy use of older refrigerators, thanks to utility programs nationwide that pick up second refrigerators. [continue reading]

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