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...]

New Refrigeration Efficiency Standards To Take a Bite out of Supermarket and Restaurant Energy Costs

The Department of Energy has issued a final rule for strong new efficiency standards  that will take a big bite out of the energy consumption of the refrigerators and freezers used in supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, and commercial kitchens. The significant reductions in energy use that we’ll see with the new standards are made … [Read more...]