Editorial: The Rising Cost of Water
Using It and Flushing It
Building codes have really motivated builders to increase the energy efficiency of new homes in recent years. But as quickly as the codes are changing, new products are coming to the market even faster. Sometimes ... [continue reading]
The average home in the United States makes at least 2,000 annual demands for hot water. And that’s very conservative. A more-likely demand value exceeds 4,000. Couple those demands with an average wait time for ... [continue reading]
The Denali Education Center campus in Alaska gives a solar water-heating system a try. Here are some lessons learned. [continue reading]
SHARC stands for sewer heat recovery, and the system has been proven effective in the apartments and common areas for residents of the Seven35 Building in North Vancouver, British Columbia. [continue reading]
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 ... [continue reading]
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...
Although the concept of geothermal energy is one that's been around since Ancient Romans were snap-whipping their buddies with towels ...