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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NEW STANDARDS BEGIN, BUT WILL REBATES CONTINUE?

Author: John Morrill
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January 01, 1993

Once the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act put minimum efficiency standards for refrigerators into effect in 1990, some utilities discontinued rebates, figuring the standards raised refrigerator efficiencies so high that paying for further improvements with rebates would not be cost-effective for conserving energy. [continue reading]

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ELIMINATING CFCS WITHOUT REGRETS

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January 01, 1993

All else being equal, getting rid of ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) will make refrigerators use more energy, while the federal appliance standards demand improved efficiency. [continue reading]

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LEFTOVERS

Author: Jim Obst
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January 01, 1993

You are what you refrigerate. Sociologists Bruce Hackett and Loren Lutzenhiser probed the intimate ways people relate to their refrigerators ("Shelf Life: An Inquiry Into What--and who--Can Be Found in Your Refrigerator," May/Jun '87, p. 17). [continue reading]

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WHAT'S WRONG WITH REFRIGERATOR ENERGY RATINGS?

Author: John Proctor
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January 01, 1993

As refrigerators become more and more efficient, consumers and utility demand-side managers are faced with a number of questions. [continue reading]

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RECYCLING REFRIGERATORS: WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY?

Author: Carol Nelson
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January 01, 1993

Over the past decade, a number of utilities in the United States and Canada have successfully implemented programs to collect and dismantle old refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners from their residential customers. [continue reading]

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Performance Versus Projections: Does Your Refrigerator Measure Up?

Author: Alan Meier
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January 01, 1993

Every new refrigerator is sold with a bright yellow "Energy Guide" label affixed to the door. The label lists the refrigerator's energy consumption (translated confusingly into dollars per year) and compares that unit to other, similar models. [continue reading]

Healthy Homes and a Healthy Bottom Line

Jim Gunshinan

Healthy Homes and a Healthy Bottom Line

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Side Benefits of a Passive House

Rob Nicely

Side Benefits of a Passive House

There’s no doubt that building to Passive House standards results in energy consumption that’s about 70 to 80 ...

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