The Impact of Refrigerator Standards on U.S. Households
Appliance standards have long been a contentious issue in American culture, but they have become more so recently with the so-called culture wars (Hoffman, 2012). In this article, we explore some of the issues surrounding appliance ...
In 2001, I had a chance to visit the headquarters and research laboratories of the Whirlpool Corporation. [continue reading]
How briefly can you monitor refrigerator energy use and still get valid results? Home Energy takes another look at this timely topic. [continue reading]
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]
Careful readers of the June 1997 directory of refrigerators from the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) noticed remarkable improvements in efficiency. [continue reading]
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]
In 1997, Maytag will offer an efficient small refrigerator to utilities and public housing authorities who purchase them through a national procurement initiative. [continue reading]
Japan recently adopted the International Standards Organization (ISO) energy test procedure for measuring the energy use of its refrigerators. This is a closed-door, constant temperature test, similar to that used by the U.S. Department of Energy. Now it is easier to compare the energy use of Japanese, European, and U.S. refrigerators. [continue reading]
It’s become more apparent over the last five to ten years that the amount of energy we’...
Our new working paper explores healthy home concerns and behaviors among American homeowners and renters. We show that both groups ...