The Evolution of Smart Home Performance and Its Benefits to the Grid
As the number of residential demand-response programs and the use of smart home technologies has grown over the last several years, an important opportunity has emerged in home performance to increase residential energy savings. Namely, ...
Compact fluorescent lighting technology has changed radically in the past three years. The lights have gotten smaller, the light quality has improved, and the variety of sizes and shapes has increased. [continue reading]
Since the early 1980s, many utility companies have been puzzling over the paradox of consumers' attitudes towards the compact fluorescent lamp. [continue reading]
Space cooling is a major contributor to electric utility peak loads in the Southwest. [continue reading]
The crest of the wave of waterbed sales may have passed, but energy consumption by waterbed heaters still accounts for a significant portion of energy costs in some households, in some cases for consumers who can least afford this ongoing cost. [continue reading]
The energy efficiency business suffers from a critical shortage of reliable, unbiased technical data on new products and techniques. [continue reading]
How much energy do low-flow showerheads actually save? To answer this question, Proctor Engineering Group (PEG) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) metered 243 showerheads as part of a larger evaluation of PG&E's low-flow showerhead rebate program. [continue reading]
The City of New York is dramatically changing the way it looks at water. [continue reading]
Today, the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) calls on policymakers, industry leaders, energy program managers and contractors to redefine home energy ...
Zero-energy (ZE) homes—efficient homes that produce or procure as much renewable energy as they consume over the course ...