How Your Refrigerator has Kept its Cool over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

From icebox to energy star, the refrigerator has seen tremendous advancements over the last four decades that have made it ever more efficient. Marianne DiMascio, of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project, provides historical context. One of the great inventions of our time – the modern refrigerator – will get an efficiency makeover when new … [Read more...]

EnergyStar shakes-up enforcement: Announcement of new measures to increase energy efficiency compliance

By Christopher Wold *Guest Blogger Most Americans are familiar with the blue-and-white EnergyStar logo, which has an almost 20-year history of helping consumers “save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.” Jointly managed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy, the … [Read more...]

There’s a new sheriff in town

DOE takes on enforcement of standards By Marianne DiMascio It’s likely that you’ve heard of EnergyStar and seen the recent headlines about US Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency efforts to ensure that appliances are as energy efficient as the blue EnergyStar label indicates. It’s less likely that you’ve heard of a parallel … [Read more...]