Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

June 25, 2014
The Department of Energy (DOE) issued new efficiency standards today that will dramatically reduce the energy use of a little-known home energy hog. Furnace fans, which circulate heated and cooled...
February 8, 2012
Today a new book by David Owen was released entitled The Conundrum: How Scientific Innovation, Increased Efficiency, and Good Intentions Can Make Our Energy and Climate Problems Worse. This book...
January 12, 2011
Two recent articles have argued that as the energy efficiency of products improve, it becomes less expensive to operate these products and as a result, people increase their use of these products,...
August 16, 2010
Industrialized nations worldwide must profoundly change their energy supply and demand habits, in part to better use available resources and maintain prosperity, but also to reduce carbon emissions...
November 16, 2009
On October 13, the nation’s leading manufacturers of residential central air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps signed an historic, voluntary agreement with the nation’s leading energy efficiency...
January 8, 2007
Residential water heating consumes a lot of energy—almost 3 Quads per year or 13% of residential energy use—making it the second-largest home energy user. But the energy efficiency of the...