Editorial: The Rising Cost of Water
Using It and Flushing It
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]
It’s not a secret, but most people don’t think about it. Once you know, however, it seems obvious. Water uses a tremendous amount of energy. It is not just a matter ... [continue reading]
As the vice president of a company that helps building owners and operators all across the country save water, I’m confronted with the magnitude of our thirst for water and the costs to ... [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 ...