Editorial: The Rising Cost of Water
Using It and Flushing It
Oregon boasts a national reputation for being green, both in its mountain watersheds and in environmental awareness. For nearly five years, residential customers of Oregon’s largest electric and gas providers have been receiving ... [continue reading]
Why discuss toilets in an energy publication? The interesting secret about toilets—and all of the other fixtures and appliances that use water—is that they are responsible for a good part of ... [continue reading]
For the Atlanta metro area, rainfall has become both a blessing and a curse. While the area receives abundant precipitation, with over 50 inches of rain falling over an average of 115 days each year, Atlanta’... [continue reading]
The latest trend in home improvement seems to be upscale showers. New showering systems range from one straightforward, high-quality showerhead to a custom-built spa that deploys a multitude of showerheads and body sprays. While all ... [continue reading]
Water is pumped for miles, sometimes hundreds of miles, from its source to 90% of U.S. homes. This takes an enormous amount of energy; in California, it represents the single largest use of energy statewide. ... [continue reading]
Central water-heating systems, which handle large amounts of energy and water, are usually more efficient than individual water heaters for multifamily buildings. This is because the total volume of hot water being stored is reduced, ... [continue reading]
With the Google buyout of NEST thermostats, attention has turned from the “smart meter” to the thermostat as ...
If we want to make good, or great, home performance a reality for more people and families across North America, ...