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Low-Flow Showerheads, Family Strife, and Cold Feet

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 1994

It is a documented fact that low-flow showerheads generally save less energy than a simple change in flow calculation would indicate. [continue reading]

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Savings and Showers: It's All in the Head

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July 01, 1994

How much energy do low-flow showerheads actually save? To answer this question, Proctor Engineering Group (PEG) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) metered 243 showerheads as part of a larger evaluation of PG&E's low-flow showerhead rebate program. [continue reading]

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Evaluating Low-income Water Heater Fuel Switching

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March 01, 1994

The Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) staff was interested in conducting a pilot program to look at the feasibility, cost and energy savings of electric-to-gas water heater conversions. [continue reading]

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Everything I Know about Energy-Efficient Showerheads I Learned in the Field

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January 01, 1994

The Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) provides wholesale electric power to more than 100 retail distribution utilities in the Pacific Northwest. [continue reading]

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Ballistic Water Heater

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September 01, 1993

The cost of heating water went through the roof for one man recently when his hot water heater exploded and rocketed through the roof of his home. [continue reading]

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Pulling Utilities Together: Water-Energy Partnerships

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July 01, 1993

Install high-efficiency showerheads and faucets in the average U.S. house, and the water meter will report about 6,000 gallons of water saved in one year. Not bad. But the savings continue. If the house has an electric water heater, the electric meter will show about 600 kilowatt-hours savings; if it's a gas heater, the savings will be 30 therms. [continue reading]

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SMUD'S Solar Water Heating Program

Author: Cliff Murley
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May 01, 1993

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) serves roughly 60,000 residential customers with electric water heaters, each consuming up to 5,500 kWh annually. [continue reading]

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A Cheaper Solar Water Heater

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May 01, 1993

With an average initial price tag of $2,500, solar water heaters--which are usually designed for households of four or more--have long been expensive. [continue reading]

Redefining Home Performance in the 21stCentury

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Redefining Home Performance in the 21stCentury

Today, the Home Performance Coalition (HPC) calls on policymakers, industry leaders, energy program managers and contractors to redefine home energy ...

Zero-Energy Homes Are Ready for Mainstream Markets

Laurie Guevara-Stone

Zero-Energy Homes Are Ready for Mainstream Markets

Zero-energy (ZE) homes—efficient homes that produce or procure as much renewable energy as they consume over the course ...

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