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Household Energy Efficiency

Home Energy Briefs: #1 Building Envelope

AUTHORS:
Archambault, Tomakin
Wang, Kitty
Yardi, Ramola
DOCUMENT ID: 2004-13
YEAR: 2004
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

This Home Energy Brief focuses on the building envelope. It provides guidance for making improvements to a residential building envelope.

Home Energy Briefs: #2 Lighting

AUTHORS:
Goorskey, Sarah
Wang, Kitty
Smith, Andrew
DOCUMENT ID: 2004-14
YEAR: 2004
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

This is the second in a series of nine Home Energy Briefs and it focuses on lighting. This Brief gives an overview of steps to take in making your home lighting more energy efficient while maintaining and improving lighting quality.

Home Energy Briefs: #3 Space Cooling

AUTHORS:
Yardi, Ramola
Wang, Kitty
Smith, Andrew
DOCUMENT ID: 2004-15
YEAR: 2004
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

This Home Energy Brief focuses on space cooling. The Brief covers the issues of heat gain, passive cooling, and space cooling systems.

Home Energy Briefs: #4 Space Heating

AUTHORS:
Yardi, Ramola
Wang, Kitty
Smith, Andrew
DOCUMENT ID: 2004-16
YEAR: 2004
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

This Home Energy Brief serves as a guide for home-heating options. It covers the topics of heat loss and passive heating; the efficiency, maintenance, and costs of heating systems; and what you should consider when purchasing a heating system.

Home Energy Briefs: #5 Water Heating

AUTHORS:
Goorskey, Sarah
Yang, Ginny
Smith, Andrew
DOCUMENT ID: 2004-17
YEAR: 2004
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

This Home Energy Brief covers water heating. The Brief goes over storage tank heaters, demand water heaters, solar thermal water heating, heat pump water heaters, and drain-water heat recovery.

Home Energy Briefs: #6 Cleaning Appliances

AUTHORS:
Goorskey, Sarah
Wang, Kitty
Smith, Andrew
DOCUMENT ID: 2004-18
YEAR: 2004
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

This Home Energy Brief focuses on cleaning appliances. The Brief covers cold water washing, efficient dryers, and dishwashers.

Home Energy Briefs: #7 Electronics

AUTHORS:
Goorskey, Sarah
Wang, Kitty
Smith, Andrew
DOCUMENT ID: 2004-19
YEAR: 2004
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

This Home Energy Brief focuses on electronics. This Brief covers energy efficient office equipment and Energy Star appliances, power management for computers, standby mode, paper use, and the life-cycle cost of electronics.

Home Energy Briefs: #8 Kitchen Appliances

AUTHORS:
Goorskey, Sarah
Wang, Kitty
Smith, Andrew
DOCUMENT ID: 2004-20
YEAR: 2004
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

This Home Energy Brief discusses kitchen appliances. The Brief covers the following topics: food and the impacts of what we eat; the electricity use of refrigerators and freezers; cooking appliances; and food waste.

Home Energy Briefs: #9 Whole System Design

AUTHORS:
Yardi, Ramola
Archambault, Tomakin
Wang, Kitty
Eubank, Huston
DOCUMENT ID: 2004-21
YEAR: 2004
DOCUMENT TYPE: Report or White Paper

This Home Energy Brief focuses on whole system design. The Brief covers the application of whole system design to a building envelope, building materials, and the cost and financing of whole system design.

 
 
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