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Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)

February 7, 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 expands upon an earlier article Owen wrote in The...
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, increasing energy use and potentially wiping out...
August 15, 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 and avoid negative consequences of climate change...
November 15, 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 advocacy organizations supporting...
January 7, 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 conventional storage water heaters that...