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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Miscellaneous Water Under the Energy Bridge

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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Miscellaneous Water Under the Energy Bridge

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

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
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

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
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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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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