Ecos Research recently completed a report for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) that offers a high-level view of available battery charging products and trends, with a focus on overall efficiency and energy losses in standby and active modes. This report also reviews the status of test procedures and regulations for battery systems.
In the 15 years our researchers have been studying televisions, we’ve encountered a number of surprises along the way. In this report, written for the NRDC, we show how the energy use of a given TV model can vary quite widely, depending on how we measure it and how it is configured.
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.
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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.