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, ...
Water is pumped for miles, sometimes hundreds of miles, from its source to 90% of U.S. homes. This takes an enormous amount of energy; in California, it represents the single largest use of energy statewide. ... [continue reading]
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]
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]
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]
In most U.S. cities, single-family homes make up the single largest source of demand for water. [continue reading]
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