Editorial: The Rising Cost of Water
Using It and Flushing It
Q: It seems like I waste a lot of water while waiting for the hot water to get to my faucet. I have heard that tankless water heaters can ... [continue reading]
A boiler is generally more fuel efficient than a standard gas water heater, especially when the boiler is fully loaded. [continue reading]
Energy use for domestic hot water (DHW) is the second largest component of a multifamily building's energy budget; it is surpassed only by heating in cold and mixed climates. [continue reading]
Multifamily buildings with more than five units make up about 17% of all U.S. housing, yet scant information exists on the fuel use of these building in specific locations (see "Multifamily Statistics"). [continue reading]
Ground source heat pumps (sometimes called geothermal heat pumps, Geo-Exchange Systems, or GHPs) most often exchange heat with the ground by means of a ground heat exchanger. [continue reading]
Have you ever wanted to calculate how much energy a water heater would use annually in a given household? To make this task easier, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) has developed a straightforward equation that produces results close to those of simulation programs--without their baffling complexity. [continue reading]
Huge changes are happening across a variety of industries that will significantly change the way we live. These include the ...
While working on my upcoming article about California's owner-builder movement and its connection to today's tiny homes, I reconnected with ...