Editorial: The Rising Cost of Water
Using It and Flushing It
What could be cozier on a cold winter's day than a warm, toasty toilet seat? At least that's what Panasonic's Home and Buildings Product division assumed last year when they introduced the IntiMist Personal Hygiene System into the United States. [continue reading]
Install high-efficiency showerheads and faucets in the average U.S. house, and the water meter will report about 6,000 gallons of water saved in one year. Not bad. But the savings continue. If the house has an electric water heater, the electric meter will show about 600 kilowatt-hours savings; if it's a gas heater, the savings will be 30 therms. [continue reading]
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Energy supplies and efficiency in new home construction took an interesting turn when researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) ...