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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Annals of Energy Auditing: The Case of the Refrigerator with Rounded Corners

Author: Alan Meier
January 01, 1995

My telephone doesn't ring that often. Face it, people just don't need the services of an expert on energy use of refrigerators every day or every week, for that matter. [continue reading]

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Energy Star Insomniacs

September 01, 1994

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced the Energy Star program last year in an effort to encourage computer manufacturers to add energy-saving features to their products. [continue reading]

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Waterbed Heating: Uncovering Energy Savings in the Bedroom

Author: Ted Rieger
September 01, 1994

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]

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Do Refrigerator Thermostat 'Setups' Save Energy?

Author: Alan Meier
May 01, 1994

In its February 1994 issue, Consumer Reports described tests performed on a collection of upscale refrigerators. One feature tested was energy use. [continue reading]

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Life in the Independent Testing Lab

Author: Jim Clark
March 01, 1994

As manufacturers race to bring new energy saving products to the market, the demand for accurate, non-biased reports of product performance is growing rapidly. [continue reading]

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Hot Potato

Author: Brian Pon
November 01, 1993

Gas oven owners may be shocked to discover that their "gas ovens" consume significant amounts of electricity. [continue reading]

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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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