American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), which was founded in 1980, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency policies, programs, technologies, and behavior as a means of promoting economic prosperity, energy security, and environmental protection. The ACEEE Energy Diet team is comprised of Jennifer Amann, Harvey Sachs, Amanda Lowenberger, and Jacob Talbot, all researchers in ACEEE’s Buildings Program. Amann is program director and lead author of the Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings now in its 9th edition. Sachs is a Senior Fellow with expertise on residential and commercial codes and standards. While Lowenberger and Talbot both work on appliance standards and emerging technologies, she also focuses on building energy modeling while he contributes to ACEEE’s state analyses on the potential for greater energy efficiency.

One of the great inventions of our time – the modern refrigerator – will get an efficiency makeover when new national efficiency standards go into effect on September 15, reducing energy use of most refrigerators and freezers by about 20 to 25 percent. The new standards take effect 100 years after the first modern refrigerators were mass-produced…

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Next time you’re at a night game or in a big box store, look up—if you see bright white lights housed in dome-shaped fixtures, you’re probably looking at metal halide lights. Strong new energy efficiency standards for metal halide lamp fixtures proposed by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) would save businesses and consumers money, and…