The California Single-Family Home Water Use Efficiency Study

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The California Single-Family Home Water Use Efficiency Study

This article deals with a simple subject: how water is used in single-family homes in California. This topic has important consequences for the future of the state of California. The state’s official goal ...

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Benefits of Demand-Controlled Pumping

June 12, 2007

        Much water and energy is wasted in residential buildings, due to poorly designed, poorly installed—and therefore poorly functioning—hot water delivery systems. Homes built in the ... [continue reading]

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Watergy - Connecting Water with Energy

June 07, 2007

This special edition of Home Energy is dedicated to raising awareness of the important relationship between water and energy. I like the term “watergy,” which I thought I had invented until I found ... [continue reading]

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Efficiency Just Makes WaterSense

June 07, 2007

Which saves more energy—turning off your faucet or turning off your lights? If you guessed turning off your lights, think again. Running your faucet for 5 minutes can use as much energy as running ... [continue reading]

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Making Eating Out Less Energy Intensive

June 07, 2007

Is there a way to increase energy efficiency and enhance productivity? That’s the one question the Emerging Technologies group at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) consistently asks regarding all facets ... [continue reading]

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National Water Efficiency Alliance Is Born

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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Who Says Water and Electricity Don't Mix?

Author: Tony Laska
June 07, 2007

Oregon boasts a national reputation for being green, both in its mountain watersheds and in environmental awareness. For nearly five years, residential customers of Oregon’s largest electric and gas providers have been receiving ... [continue reading]

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The Real High-Efficiency Toilets Have Arrived

Author: John Koeller
June 07, 2007

Why discuss toilets in an energy publication? The interesting secret about toilets—and all of the other fixtures and appliances that use water—is that they are responsible for a good part of ... [continue reading]

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Southface Eco Office Achieves 80% Water Savings

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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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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