If You Were Plumbing, How Much Beer Would You Hold?

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If You Were Plumbing, How Much Beer Would You Hold?

You open the hot-water tap. Then you wait for the hot water to flow. How long? (Too long, according to most people, I say.) The time depends on flow rate, the amount of water in ...

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Hey, Where's the Hot Water?

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September 01, 2004

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]

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Tucson Blooms with Less Water

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May 01, 2004

        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]

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Are You Getting into Hot Water?

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September 01, 2003

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]

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Solar Water Heating Up

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May 01, 2002

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]

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Tankless Water Heaters

Author: Ed Wyatt
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May 01, 2002

    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]

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Building a Boiler Side-Arm

Author: Michael Lamb
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November 01, 1999

A boiler is generally more fuel efficient than a standard gas water heater, especially when the boiler is fully loaded. [continue reading]

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Money Down the Drain: Controlling Hot Water Recirculation Costs

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November 01, 1999

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]

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Fuel Use in Multifamily Buildings

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November 01, 1999

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]

Vermont is Helping its Homeowners Reduce Energy Waste and Save on Energy Bills

Kayla Dewitt

Vermont is Helping its Homeowners Reduce Energy Waste and Save on Energy Bills

(This "EERE Success Story" is one of a series of posts from DOE's Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy office. See ...

Data Driven Market Transformation: Or How to Score Cheap Concert Tickets

Milton Matter

Data Driven Market Transformation: Or How to Score Cheap Concert Tickets

When my fifteen-year-old son returned with a concert ticket in one hand and cash in the other, that’s ...

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