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, ...
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]
Q. Is it cheaper for a homeowner to run one 100-gallon gas hot water tank or two 50-gallon tanks? There are six heavy water users in our household. How ... [continue reading]
About 10% of California residents use conventional electric water heating—a technology that’s expensive to operate and contributes to peak demand. Heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) are an efficient alternative, consuming less than ... [continue reading]
Saving water can have a huge impact on the expense of operating multifamily buildings - especially when the water bills and the heating and hot water bills are in the same ballpark. [continue reading]
If cost and installation barriers can be overcome, tankless water heaters will likely replace the storage water heater that for over 50 years has been a part of American culture. [continue reading]
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