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Motors Matter

Author: Jeanne Byrne
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July 01, 2000

These underappreciated - but growing - consumers of household energy deserve more attention. [continue reading]

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European Appliance Efficiency Revs Up

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November 01, 1999

Many European appliance manufacturers are making highly energy-efficient products and phasing out their low-efficiency models. [continue reading]

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Appliance Efficiency--California in the Vanguard Again

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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

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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

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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
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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]

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Erik Norwood

The Convergence of Technology in the Home

Huge changes are happening across a variety of industries that will significantly change the way we live. These include the ...

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

Mariel Wolfson

Hands-On Teaching with Tiny Houses in Austin

While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...

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