Japanese Refrigerators [electronic resource] : A Field Performance Analysis Final Report
- Portland, Ore : United States. Bonneville Power Administration, 1990.
Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: (38 pages) : digital, PDF file
- Additional Creators:
- United States. Bonneville Power Administration
United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
- The Pacific Northwest Electric Power Planning and Conservation Act, signed into law December 5, 1980, mandated regionwide energy conservation practices. Under the Act, BPA must identify and implement cost-effective electric energy options and programs for the Pacific Northwest. The Residential Technology Section in the Division of Resource Management supports current residential energy conservation programs and designs and conducts various research and development projects, of which this project is one. Laboratory test procedures used by the Japanese had shown their refrigerators to be about 50 percent more efficient than American-made refrigerators. A previous BPA study tested 12 Japanese refrigerators according to the USDOE laboratory procedure. When tested to the DOE procedure, Japanese refrigerators used about 43 percent more energy than when tested by the Japanese procedure. This study compared in-home energy use of 12 Japanese refrigerators identical to those in the laboratory test to both the Japanese and USDOE laboratory tests. 7 refs., 9 tabs.
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Short, John A.
Lambert Engineering, Inc., Bend, OR (USA)
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