The Energy Star LED Difference
In early 2013, EPA challenged retailers to sell 20 million Energy Star-certified LED lightbulbs by Earth Day 2014. The results are in, and U.S. retailers—with the help of manufacturers and utilities—more than exceeded ...
Many energy auditors have been getting questions from sun-deprived homeowners about tubular skylights. [continue reading]
It seems that everywhere we look these days--homes, apartments, dormitories, offices--people are using halogen torchieres to light up their lives. And what's not to like? [continue reading]
Place enough lighting loggers in enough homes for a long enough time and you should get a good idea of how long people leave their lights on. [continue reading]
Most lighting studies focus on average lighting energy use or on how much energy can be saved by retrofitting large numbers of homes. However, at the Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC), we were interested in finding out how much lighting energy we could save in a single house. [continue reading]
The replacement of incandescent lighting--particularly hallway fixtures and exit signs that consume electricity 8,760 hours a year in many multifamily buildings--with compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) yields substantial energy savings and should be easy to promote. [continue reading]
As new and improved energy-efficient lighting technologies appear on the market, creative choices for designing home lighting have never been greater. [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 ...