Seeing the Possibilities with the Water-Energy Nexus

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Seeing the Possibilities with the Water-Energy Nexus

As building performance professionals, we see the world differently than most people. We see the interconnections between west-facing glass and occupant comfort, hidden airflow and insulation performance. Thanks to that ability to see things differently, ...

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Hot Water in the Hereafter

July 01, 1997

The technology to increase energy savings and improve the performance of domestic hot water (DHW) heating systems has been around for years. The problem is that few people know what's out there and even fewer are getting to use it. [continue reading]

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Air-to-Water Heat Pumps for the Home

July 01, 1997

Over a third of America's domestic hot water is heated by electric resistance elements. For many residences, electric resistance is a more expensive method of water-heating than fossil fuels or solar, but there are buildings where these latter alternatives aren't feasible. [continue reading]

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Dampers, Reclaimers, and Pumps--Oh My!

July 01, 1997

Next to space conditioning, water heating is the largest energy user in most homes. However, opportunities for savings aren't always obvious. [continue reading]

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The Toilets Conservationists Like Best

March 01, 1997

The subject of consumer choice and toilet quality has become increasingly important since the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) set new national minimum-efficiency standards for water closets, showerheads, and faucets. [continue reading]

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Take It Outside: Water Heaters Get Fired Up

Author: Ted Rieger
November 01, 1996

In much of the United States, converting electric water heaters to gas can reduce household energy costs. However, many properties-particularly multifamily homes-have space limitations or venting problems that make such a retrofit impossible. [continue reading]

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Try These On for Size: New Guidelines for Multifamily Water Heating

July 01, 1996

Energy professionals have long been frustrated by the lack of reliable data for sizing domestic hot water (DHW) equipment in multifamily buildings. [continue reading]

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