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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Danger in the Shower: 2008 Forum Looks at Hot Water

Author: John Koeller
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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A Cute Water Heater

November 06, 2008

Yes, there are cute water heaters. ECO-CUTE is a Japanese trademark and nickname for heat pump water heaters that use CO2 as a refrigerant. (Cute is the pronunciation of “hot water supply” in ... [continue reading]

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Mining Platinum in Arizona

Author: Don Joslin
September 07, 2008

Platinum certification is the highest green-rating achievable in the LEED for Homes program. This means a net zero energy, net zero carbon and net zero water home that is comfortable, healthy, beautiful, and sustainable. [continue reading]

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Naturally Circulating Hot Water System

September 07, 2008

Steve Greenberg is a facilities energy management engineer at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a technical editor at Home Energy. Q: I have been having a discussion with a fellow worker concerning our house heating ... [continue reading]

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Kansas City's Water Heaters

Author: John Quimby
July 01, 2008

I work for Neighborhood and Community Services in Kansas City, Missouri, in the Minor Home Repair and Weatherization program. I have worked in weatherization since 1986, and performed energy audits prior to that in Fairbanks, Alaska. ... [continue reading]

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The Spanish Sun

July 01, 2008

With a name nearly synonymous with sun, Spain has become one of the European Union’s top vacation destinations. The tourism industry has taken a liking to Spain’s fair-weather resources, but with ... [continue reading]

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

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Is Energy Efficiency an American Value?

Energy efficiency is good for the economy, good for families, good for workers, and good for the environment.

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