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Energy STAR vs Conventional Appliances: Technology Comparison & Cost Analysis (Refrigerators)

Abstract Historically, advances in technology have made it possible for modern consumers to perform daily tasks more rapidly and efficiently. In the present technological age, innovation extends to energy conservation. As a typical consumer may be well aware, such innovation often means higher prices. However, in the case of appliances which run on minimal energy, advertisements claim that higher purchase prices will be justified by long-term monetary savings resulting from lower energy bills. This report investigates the veracity of this claim. Generally, the findings in this report are that it depends.

The ENERGY STAR program pioneered by the United State Environmental Protection Agency is a voluntary green-labeling program that helps cons... (more)
Contributor Chesire, Travis (Author) / Barfoot, John (Author) / Florento, Helene (Author) / Harbin, Zachary (Author) / Jensen, Taylor (Author)
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Collaborating Institutions Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management
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