Do Savings Come Out in the Wash?
A Large-Scale Study of Residential Laundry Systems
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]
Careful readers of the June 1997 directory of refrigerators from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) noticed remarkable improvements in efficiency. [continue reading]
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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I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...