Editorial: The Rising Cost of Water
Using It and Flushing It
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]
Space conditioning is the biggest piece of the residential energy pie, and thermal shell improvement is a homeowner's best opportunity ...
Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...