Resolving the Circulation Dilemma in Multifamily Buildings
Demand-controlled pumping for hot water distribution holds high value in multifamily buildings.
Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are taking on the second biggest energy user in the home—hot water. One way to minimize water-heating energy is to ... [continue reading]
In many ways, new homes may be experiencing the best of times. But for their hot water distribution systems it can be the worst of times. [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]
We've come a long way in making hot water more efficiently. The next place to cut waste is in the distribution systems. [continue reading]
A wide range of options exist for ready-to-install, readily certified solar water heating systems. To further heat things up, government and utility incentives are expanding. [continue reading]
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]
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 ...