The Elusive Search for an Energy-Efficient Water Heater

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The Elusive Search for an Energy-Efficient Water Heater

My Sunday kayak adventure with my wife and friends on Lake Tahoe was magic. Paddling that beautiful lake relaxed me to the point where, by the time I reached home, I was ready for a ...

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What's New in Water Heating?

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September 02, 2012

State-of-the-art heat pump water heaters join the scene. [continue reading]

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Resolving the Circulation Dilemma in Multifamily Buildings

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August 29, 2012

Demand-controlled pumping for hot water distribution holds high value in multifamily buildings. [continue reading]

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Demand-Controlled Pumps

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August 28, 2012

Sticker Shock Versus Value [continue reading]

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Navigating the New Market

Author: Jacob Talbot
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July 01, 2012

An Overview of High-Efficiency Natural-Gas and Electric Water Heaters [continue reading]

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Leaking Shower Diverters: An Overlooked Energy Waster

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February 28, 2012

A study of 120 combination bath/shower units finds that you may literally be throwing money down the drain. [continue reading]

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Do Savings Come Out in the Wash?

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January 02, 2012

A Large-Scale Study of Residential Laundry Systems [continue reading]

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Did Cash for Appliances Work?

Author: Scott Case
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March 01, 2011

It’s a huge success? It hasn’t gone anywhere? Actually, it’s a little of both. Fifty states and six territories have launched Cash for Appliances programs since late last year. ... [continue reading]

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Monitoring Results for the Factor 9 Home

Author: Rob Dumont
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September 03, 2010

Canadian building scientists and a family of four set out to build a home that uses nine times less energy than the average - and half the water. [continue reading]

Five Ways to Judge Sustainable Housing

Shawna Henderson

Five Ways to Judge Sustainable Housing

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Last month, we (the crew at Performance Insulation) completed a project on Bainbridge Island, about a 30-minute ferry ride from ...

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