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If You Were Plumbing, How Much Beer Would You Hold?

You open the hot-water tap. Then you wait for the hot water to flow. How long? (Too long, according to most people, I say.) The time depends on flow rate, the amount of water in ...

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Greening Water Usage

Author: Jim LaRue
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September 04, 2007

Some pundits have suggested that the next international conflicts will not be over oil, but over water. Not long ago, an uproar was stirred in our area in the upper Midwest when it was discovered ... [continue reading]

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Graywater on the Grid

Author: Elka Karl
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September 04, 2007

On October 24, 2006, the EcoHouse, a demonstration green living home in Berkeley, California, gained approval for its constructed wetland and graywater hybrid system. The graywater system became the first to pass code in the state of ... [continue reading]

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Cold Water Works

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July 01, 2007

Business-minded people eagerly await the latest issue of Fortune magazine, and the more literary among us look forward to reading the latest fiction in the New Yorker or Atlantic Monthly. Here at Home Energy, some ... [continue reading]

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Benefits of Demand-Controlled Pumping

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June 12, 2007

        Much water and energy is wasted in residential buildings, due to poorly designed, poorly installed—and therefore poorly functioning—hot water delivery systems. Homes built in the ... [continue reading]

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Watergy - Connecting Water with Energy

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June 07, 2007

This special edition of Home Energy is dedicated to raising awareness of the important relationship between water and energy. I like the term “watergy,” which I thought I had invented until I found ... [continue reading]

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Efficiency Just Makes WaterSense

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June 07, 2007

Which saves more energy—turning off your faucet or turning off your lights? If you guessed turning off your lights, think again. Running your faucet for 5 minutes can use as much energy as running ... [continue reading]

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Making Eating Out Less Energy Intensive

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June 07, 2007

Is there a way to increase energy efficiency and enhance productivity? That’s the one question the Emerging Technologies group at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) consistently asks regarding all facets ... [continue reading]

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National Water Efficiency Alliance Is Born

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June 07, 2007

The first national nonprofit organization on water efficiency has finally been created. Based in Chicago, the new Alliance for Water Efficiency is building its organization and membership and is launching a comprehensive Web site with ... [continue reading]

HPC Works With Stakeholders to Improve New York State Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

Joe Cullen, HPC's Director of Policy & State Outreach

HPC Works With Stakeholders to Improve New York State Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

As part of a coalition of residential energy efficiency organizations including the Association for Energy Affordability, Inc. (AEA), Building Performance ...

ZNE Primer: Now Available!

Ann Edminster

ZNE Primer: Now Available!

The concept for this document came from members of the AIACC, who are embracing the architect’s role in ...

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