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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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Who Says Water and Electricity Don't Mix?

Author: Tony Laska
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June 07, 2007

Oregon boasts a national reputation for being green, both in its mountain watersheds and in environmental awareness. For nearly five years, residential customers of Oregon’s largest electric and gas providers have been receiving ... [continue reading]

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Trends in Shower Design

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June 07, 2007

The latest trend in home improvement seems to be upscale showers. New showering systems range from one straightforward, high-quality showerhead to a custom-built spa that deploys a multitude of showerheads and body sprays. While all ... [continue reading]

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Improving Hot Water Delivery in Multifamily Buildings

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June 05, 2007

Central water-heating systems, which handle large amounts of energy and water, are usually more efficient than individual water heaters for multifamily buildings. This is because the total volume of hot water being stored is reduced, ... [continue reading]

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The Water-Energy Nexus

Author: Ronnie Cohen
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June 01, 2007

It’s not a secret, but most people don’t think about it. Once you know, however, it seems obvious. Water uses a tremendous amount of energy. It is not just a matter ... [continue reading]

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Achieving Water Efficiency Through Performance Contracting

Author: Tom Horner
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June 01, 2007

As the vice president of a company that helps building owners and operators all across the country save water, I’m confronted with the magnitude of our thirst for water and the costs to ... [continue reading]

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Saving Water Indoors

Author: Peter Mayer
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June 01, 2007

In most U.S. cities, single-family homes make up the single largest source of demand for water. [continue reading]

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Building Water Efficiency Into Green Homes

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May 28, 2007

How much is 25 million gallons of water?  Enough to fill 200 million 16-oz bottles.  Enough bottles to keep you busy for the next 60 years, if you decide to count them down in “99 bottles ... [continue reading]

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Understanding Solar-Thermal Systems

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March 19, 2007

Why should homeowners invest in a solar-thermal system? It’s all about economics. With rising energy prices, many homeowners are now thinking of adding a solar component to their home, but they may feel ... [continue reading]

Updating Existing Windows with Window Film Offers More Immediate Benefits

Darrell Smith, IWFA

Updating Existing Windows with Window Film Offers More Immediate Benefits

To save money on a building’s energy costs, window replacement may not be a smart move, according to ...

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