Measure Where All Your Power Is Being Used Part 3

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Measure Where All Your Power Is Being Used Part 3

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Miscellaneous Water Under the Energy Bridge

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March 01, 1999

Small household appliances currently account for one-fifth of total U.S. residential electricity use, and comprise one of the fastest-growing areas of consumption--"miscellaneous" use. [continue reading]

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Oversized Kitchen Fans--An Exhausting Problem

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January 01, 1999

The Bigger is Better mentality strikes deep into the heart of the American home. Sure, American consumers will live with low flush toilets; they'll put up with low-wattage lights; but when it comes to the kitchen, they want the culinary equivalent of the sports utility vehicle. [continue reading]

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Audio/Visual Goes 1-Watt

Author: Alan Meier
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November 01, 1998

Audio equipment and Digital Video Disks (DVDs) must now reduce the watts they use when turned off to receive Energy Star labels. [continue reading]

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Fuel Cells Come Home

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November 01, 1998

On June 17, 1998, a single-family home in Latham, New York, became the first house to be powered entirely by a residential fuel cell (RFC). [continue reading]

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First Patch on Leaky Electricity

Author: Alan Meier
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May 01, 1998

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]

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Town Awash in H-Axis Machines

Author: Julia Kelley
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May 01, 1998

Last year, scientists from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) conducted a unique field evaluation of high-efficiency horizontal-axis (h-axis) washers. [continue reading]

Confessions of an Insulation Installer: What I Love About Wool

Travis Weeks

Confessions of an Insulation Installer: What I Love About Wool

Last month, we (the crew at Performance Insulation) completed a project on Bainbridge Island, about a 30-minute ferry ride from ...

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Shawna Henderson

RaterFest! Or How I Spent My Summer Vacation

The setting is stunning, 8,000 feet up in the Rockies. Colorado in September, aspen, screaming blue skies, bright clear nights. Who ...

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