At Ecos Research we apply curiosity to identify breakthrough energy savings opportunities. By challenging the assumptions behind established test methods and usage models, we enable policymakers and utilities to identify low-cost pathways to exceeding their energy savings goals.
Ultra High Definition TVs
Ecos Research teamed up with NRDC to study the energy impacts of UHD TVs on US electricity bills. Our lab performed power use measurements on 21 televisions representing a cross-section of 2014 and 2015 models and combined it with public databases on sales and energy use to paint a picture of impacts on consumers and the environment.
Recent studies have demonstrated the potential to accelerate the adoption of heat pump dryers, which reduce the energy required to dry clothes by about 50% and can produce $4 Billion in annual savings for consumers.
With over 60 years of combined experience in energy efficiency technical and policy research, our staff craft innovative solutions to clients’ most pressing challenges. We specialize not just in defining what makes a particular solution energy efficient, but in conducting the laboratory testing and developing the standardized test procedures that objectively distinguish one product’s performance from another.
With a strong blend of creativity, analytics and concise communication our team has been leading the way to find new opportunities to promote energy efficiency. Visit our resource library to learn more about the issues we investigate, our research capabilities and the background for current work we are doing.
What We Do
Public Policy Consulting
Promote Widespread Adoption of Environmentally Preferred Consumer Products
Discover New Opportunities for Energy Efficiency
Maximize Energy Use Reduction While Maintaining Robust Consumer Choice
Demand response programs serve a necessary role in the electrical system. When generation and transmission (G&T) resources are near their limits, the choice is often to import expensive power or run costly peaking plants.