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Important developments in more efficient air conditioning

Important developments in more efficient air conditioning

With the changing climate, we are seeing greater deployment of air conditioning. While we can reduce the need through energy renovation and passive designs, the trend towards greater air conditioning will continue. Geoff Smith, Emeritus Professor in Applied Physics, University of Technology, Sydney, writes on The Conversation website about a new approach that uses fluid-filled … Continue reading

Consumers benefiting from energy efficiency standards

Consumers benefiting from energy efficiency standards

It is encouraging to see that the Consumer Federation of America has reported to the Department of Energy of the benefits that consumers are enjoying from important federal minimum energy performance standards. This is their article on YubaNet.com from Nevada County, California. Are comparable calculations available for Europe?   New Analysis Shows Energy Efficiency Standards … Continue reading

We need a new approach to staying cool

We need a new approach to staying cool

Air conditioning has made modern living bearable in many cities. The percentage of homes and offices with air conditioning in warm countries is increasing at a staggering rate. Surely, since we know how to build passive buildings, there must be a way of significantly slowing the rate of deployment. John Vidal writes in The Observer … Continue reading

Summary of achievements of energy efficiency standards and labelling programmes

Summary of achievements of energy efficiency standards and labelling programmes

The International Energy Agency has a number of important technology collaboration programmes that have provided valuable results over many years.   One of the collaboration programmes on Energy Efficient End-Use Equipment (4E) has recently published a report as explained by Vikki Searancke on the 4E website.   4E Releases Update to Standards & Labelling Achievements Report … Continue reading

Big potential for energy savings in Pakistan

Big potential for energy savings in Pakistan

The Samaa TV website provides a good article on the estimate of how much electricity is wasted in Pakistan because of inefficient appliances. This shows that all countries need to pay attention to improving energy efficiency.   Pakistani households waste 25 percent of electricity: study Despite energy shortages in Pakistan, it is estimated that households … Continue reading