Measured Performance of Heat Pump Clothes Dryers

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Measured Performance of Heat Pump Clothes Dryers

The DOE Building America team—Partnership for Improved Residential Construction—collaborated with Florida Power & Light from 2012 to 2015 to conduct a phased residential energy efficiency retrofit program to determine whether installing advanced residential ...

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.

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