Editorial: The Rising Cost of Water
Using It and Flushing It
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]
A new testing procedure gives researchers a valuable tool to evaluate the effectiveness of low-flow toilets. [continue reading]
Water is an increasingly precious resource that needs to be used more wisely, and there are energy penalties associated with heating and distributing water inefficiently (see “Are You ... [continue reading]
The National Plumbing Standards passed by Congress in 1992 as part of the Energy Policy Act marked a turning point for U.S. manufacturers of toilets, faucets, and showerheads. [continue reading]
The subject of consumer choice and toilet quality has become increasingly important since the Energy Policy Act (EPACT) set new national minimum-efficiency standards for water closets, showerheads, and faucets. [continue reading]
The most useful answers can be given if the questions tie into the broader context of getting the most from the whole water-heating system. [continue reading]
Centralized composting toilet systems have individual toilets connected to a central tank, usually located outdoors or in a basement. [continue reading]
People remodel more than 5 million bathrooms every year in the United States. Sometimes this just means replacing lighting and plumbing fixtures. More extensive remodels involve building an addition or gutting and redesigning an existing bathroom. [continue reading]
Smart building design and construction professionals know that a building is more than a sum of its parts—it&...
I've had a decades-long love affair with dumb, passive houses. Passive. As in do-nothing. I love the design challenge ...