Introductory Residential Technologies
Exam 1 – Spring 2008
Below is what a majority
of the exam will cover.
Bring a couple of pencils, an eraser, and a
calculator (no Palm type devices, cell phones, etc.).
The exam could
include multiple choice,
T and F, matching, and short answer.
What are the general household trends?
69% single family, 25% multifamily, 6% manufactured
↑ in number of households
↓ in number of household members
↑ in number of households w/ 2 working adults
↑ in number of “latch-key” children
↑ in use of partially-prepared, frozen, and fresh foods
What are the environmental concerns of consumers?
water quality, water conservation, indoor air quality, energy use, recycling and noise
How are manufacturers addressing these concerns?
EnergyGuide labels, Energy use standards, eliminating CFCs, Energy Star
Name the Big Five appliance companies for the U.S. market as given in class.
Frigidaire, GE, Whirlpool, BSH, Sub-Zero
What consumer environmental concerns are related to appliance use?
the amount of energy used, if any pollution is emitted that’s harmful to the environment, and its
The three innovations that impacted the home between 1970-2000.
Microwaves, computers and VCRs
Information and Redress
What is the difference between voluntary standards and mandatory standards?
mandatory standards are ones that must be complied with by the manufacturer , voluntary
standards are merely recommendations by the government
Who can develop a standard?