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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DinoShowers Sweep Oregon

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November 01, 1994

In just four months last year, Pacific Power, with the help of Energy Technology Laboratories (ETL)--not to be confused with ETL Testing Laboratories--placed energy-efficient showerheads in more than 100,000 Oregon homes. [continue reading]

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Xeriscape: Winning the Turf War Over Water

Author: Lisa Iwata
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July 01, 1994

Xeriscaping is a resource-efficient approach to landscaping that emphasizes good planning, region-appropriate plants and efficient water management. [continue reading]

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Low-Flow Showerheads, Family Strife, and Cold Feet

Author: Alan Meier
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July 01, 1994

It is a documented fact that low-flow showerheads generally save less energy than a simple change in flow calculation would indicate. [continue reading]

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Savings and Showers: It's All in the Head

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July 01, 1994

How much energy do low-flow showerheads actually save? To answer this question, Proctor Engineering Group (PEG) and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) metered 243 showerheads as part of a larger evaluation of PG&E's low-flow showerhead rebate program. [continue reading]

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The Big Flush: Saving Water in the Big Apple

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July 01, 1994

The City of New York is dramatically changing the way it looks at water. [continue reading]

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The Rise of Water Service Companies

Author: Linda Berlin
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July 01, 1994

With water supply a major resource problem in areas scattered across the United States, private water service companies--following in the footsteps of energy service companies (ESCos)--are springing up to retrofit buildings for water savings. [continue reading]

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RESOURCES

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July 01, 1994

U.S. Water News, Water-Efficient Landscape Guidelines, The city of New York, On the other coast, Thinking Globally, Cadillac Desert, The Home Water Audit Guide, Rocky Mountain Institute, Water Conservation News [continue reading]

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Everything I Know about Energy-Efficient Showerheads I Learned in the Field

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January 01, 1994

The Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) provides wholesale electric power to more than 100 retail distribution utilities in the Pacific Northwest. [continue reading]

Count of Zero Energy Residences Grows 59% Across the U.S. and Canada

Leslie Jackson

Count of Zero Energy Residences Grows 59% Across the U.S. and Canada

As the date approaches for the Getting to Zero Forum in Downtown Oakland, California October 9-11, this article, published mid-summer ...

Using Residential Solar Panels to Power Electric Cars

Rob Appelhof

Using Residential Solar Panels to Power Electric Cars

People are buying more electric cars than ever. According to the newsletter ARS Technica, in 2018 – the most-recent full year ...

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