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Founded in 2020, Eco Cost Savings was established to provide unbiased, data-backed energy usage insights, and cost saving tips from experienced sustainability professionals.

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower sustainability at scale to help reduce energy bills and carbon footprints.

Our vision

A cleaner and more cost effective future, one incremental energy improvement at a time.

What we do and how we do it

We help people & businesses make more informed decisions about their energy usage, appliance choices & sustainability strategies.
We do this by delivering data-driven, practical insights from comprehensive energy efficiency studies, and by leveraging decades of experience and expertise from our sustainability consultants.

Our Team

Our core team members are supported by our network or energy management and sustainability consultants.

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Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief

James is also our experienced in-house energy management and sustainability expert, and manager of our network of sustainability consultants. Before his journey into sustainability, James studied engineering. Additionally, he has experience in HVAC installation, and data analysis. A self-proclaimed practical environmentalist, and avid penny pincher, James established Eco Cost Savings to share his and his colleague’s expertise with the aim of helping to reduce energy bills and carbon footprints at scale.

Read more about James, here.

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James F

Content & Website Manager

James F (not to be confused with co-founder James) is our lead author, content & website manager. He has a BSc. in Digital Marketing, and a Diploma in IT. He became a qualified electrician while studying electrical engineering part-time. From wind and solar photovoltaic installers, James F worked with many certified energy practitioners and energy consultants before joining the core team. He also helped build the most downloaded energy saving app while working with a leading Utility company.

Read more about James F, here.

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Operations Specialist

Grace is our operations lead, and also manages our social media channels. She’s our all-rounder. From video production, research support, to graphic design, Grace is an essential part of our core team. Previously, before joining ECS, Grace worked as an office manager, and translator. Grace has certifications in Project Management, Data Analysis, Advanced Excel, and Fundamentals of Digital Marketing.

Read more about Grace, here.

Why should you trust us?


We have decades of experience under our belts. From analyzing energy usage at scale while working for utility companies, gaining behavioral insights from focus groups, and studying device-specific power consumption, we’re here to share our experience with you.


We’re sustainability consultants – that’s our full-time job. From environmental science, electrical engineering, electronics, and data analysis, our team has studied it all. In addition to our varied qualifications, we have the practical expertise too – we’ve consulted, delivered detailed reports, and implemented sustainability changes through our qualified in-house electrician.


We deliver unbiased insights. We don’t do paid reviews, do not accept sponsorships, and have not accepted any free products so we avoid potential bias. These are very common practices online, which became apparent to us since starting this website. Insights, study results, and any highlighted products are delivered independently and without influence.


We’re transparent about what we do, why we do it, and how we do it. On this note, below we detail how we make money to support this website, and where we get our data from. Previously, we made the data from our studies available to download for free, but we’ve now chosen to provide sample data only. We saw websites popping up that leveraged this data and, unfortunately, they appeared to highlight less efficient products (likely for financial purposes).

Featured In

From MSN to the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Renewable Energy Magazine to the Issues in Science and Technology (by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and Arizona State University), our research and insights have been featured in many locations.

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Where we are

Here’s where we can be found. Visit our contact page for more details.


Eco Cost Savings,
1292 High St,
Unit # A3040,
Eugene, OR 97401,


General email: [email protected].
Media: [email protected].
Data inquiries: [email protected].
Corrections: [email protected].
Phone: +1 541 246 9394.

How we make money

We make money to support this website primarily through display advertising, specifically programmatic ads delivered by Mediavine. They manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on this website. You can learn more about what they do on our privacy page, under “Mediavine Programmatic Advertising.”
We’re also a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, which is an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This basically means that we can earn a small commission, at no cost to you, if you make a purchase on Amazon after you click a relevant link on this site. Note: this does not influence any product recommendations, and is not our primary method of monetization – you’ll see most links on this website go directly to the manufacturer or other non-Amazon websites.

How we test

Here’s how we test energy usage and find the most efficient models.

Tools and methodology

We use multimeters and energy monitors to test the power consumption of specific devices that we already have available to us or can source from our network. And, in order to deliver wider market efficiency insights, we leverage official government data, and regulated manufacturer specifications. We do this at scale to deliver the most authoritative source of energy efficiency insights. Each article notes the specific test methods and tools used.

Still have questions?

If you have any specific questions do reach out to us. Our contact details are above. Alternatively, use the contact form, here.


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