Danger in the Shower: 2008 Forum Looks at Hot Water

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Danger in the Shower: 2008 Forum Looks at Hot Water

On average, water heating accounts for 15% of residential energy consumption. In the past few years, there has been an explosion of interest in meeting domestic hot water needs more efficiently. New hot-water-generating technologies, structured plumbing ...

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Danger in the Shower: 2008 Forum Looks at Hot Water

Author: John Koeller
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January 02, 2009

On average, water heating accounts for 15% of residential energy consumption. In the past few years, there has been an explosion of interest in meeting domestic hot water needs more efficiently. New hot-water-generating technologies, structured plumbing ... [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]

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Southface Eco Office Achieves 80% Water Savings

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June 07, 2007

For the Atlanta metro area, rainfall has become both a blessing and a curse. While the area receives abundant precipitation, with over 50 inches of rain falling over an average of 115 days each year, Atlanta’... [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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Benefits of Demand-Controlled Pumping

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September 11, 2006

An electronically demand-controlled pumping system sends cold water back to the water heater until hot water arrives at the sink, shower, or other fixture where it is needed. [continue reading]

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Hot Water Runs Cold

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March 01, 2005

The ideal hot water distribution system wastes no water or energy. We're not even close to that ideal - yet. [continue reading]

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Oak Ridge In Hot Water

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January 01, 2005

        Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are taking on the second biggest energy user in the home—hot water. One way to minimize water-heating energy is to ... [continue reading]

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Hey, Where's the Hot Water?

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September 01, 2004

In many ways, new homes may be experiencing the best of times. But for their hot water distribution systems it can be the worst of times. [continue reading]

How Your Refrigerator Has Kept Its Cool Over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

Marianne DiMascio

How Your Refrigerator Has Kept Its Cool Over 40 Years of Efficiency Improvements

One of the great inventions of our time—the modern refrigerator—will get an efficiency makeover when new ...

Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

Tom White

Rob Nicely, Warrior for Sustainability

I was first impressed by Rob Nicely when I heard him speak these words to an audience of builders, designers, ...

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