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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Appliance Efficiency--California in the Vanguard Again

September 01, 1999

The California Energy Commission (CEC) published the nation's first appliance efficiency regulations in 1976. The regulations set minimum performance standards for those appliances whose use requires a significant amount of energy on a statewide basis. [continue reading]

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Cutting-Edge Blades Slash Fan Energy Use

July 01, 1999

Ceiling fans can be an efficient way to cool people down in moderately warm weather. However, while they do create a breeze on the body and lower skin temperature, their motors use electricity inefficiently and also generate heat. [continue reading]

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Cutting-Edge Blades Slash Fan Energy Use

July 01, 1999

Ceiling fans can be an efficient way to cool people down in moderately warm weather. [continue reading]

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Leaking Electricity Overseas

Author: Alan Meier
May 01, 1999

Standby power in appliances (also known as leaking electricity) was the topic at a recent workshop sponsored by the International Energy Agency in Paris, France. [continue reading]

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Video Networks: A Surprising Energy Drain

May 01, 1999

In order to estimate the energy consumption of TVs and other video appliances, one needs to know the power consumption of those appliances and the number of hours they are on. [continue reading]

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Web Resources for Energy-Saving Appliances

May 01, 1999

Currently, most Web sites for appliance energy efficiency are geared to the consumer. [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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