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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Town Awash in H-Axis Machines

Author: Julia Kelley
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]

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Taking Control of Energy Use

Author: Lori Marsh
May 01, 1998

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]

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Shrinking Bills on Shrunken Fridges

Author: Alan Meier
March 01, 1998

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]

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An AHAM Update

Author: Alan Meier
January 01, 1998

Careful readers of the June 1997 directory of refrigerators from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) noticed remarkable improvements in efficiency. [continue reading]

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Energy Efficiency in the European Union

January 01, 1998

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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Home, Home on the Range Hood

Author: Dave Brook
November 01, 1997

Exhausting heat and moisture in the summer can keep a house cooler and reduce air conditioning costs. And running a fan whenever someone is cooking will eliminate most water vapor, grease, and combustion products from the kitchen. [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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