Editorial: The Rising Cost of Water

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Understanding Solar-Thermal Systems

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March 19, 2007

Why should homeowners invest in a solar-thermal system? It’s all about economics. With rising energy prices, many homeowners are now thinking of adding a solar component to their home, but they may feel ... [continue reading]

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Benefits of Demand-Controlled Pumping

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September 11, 2006

An electronically demand-controlled pumping system sends cold water back to the water heater until hot water arrives at the sink, shower, or other fixture where it is needed. [continue reading]

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One or Two Tanks?

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September 11, 2006

        Q. Is it cheaper for a homeowner to run one 100-gallon gas hot water tank or two 50-gallon tanks? There are six heavy water users in our household. How ... [continue reading]

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Reliable, Efficient Heat Pump Water Heaters

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November 01, 2005

About 10% of California residents use conventional electric water heating—a technology that’s expensive to operate and contributes to peak demand. Heat pump water heaters (HPWHs) are an efficient alternative, consuming less than ... [continue reading]

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Hidden Costs: Wasted Water

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September 01, 2005

Saving water can have a huge impact on the expense of operating multifamily buildings - especially when the water bills and the heating and hot water bills are in the same ballpark. [continue reading]

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Tankless Option Improving

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July 01, 2005

If cost and installation barriers can be overcome, tankless water heaters will likely replace the storage water heater that for over 50 years has been a part of American culture. [continue reading]

NIST Test House Exceeds Goal

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NIST Test House Exceeds Goal

The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not ...

New Title 24 Standards

Macie Melendez

New Title 24 Standards

Updated building standards, designed to get more energy savings from new and existing residential and nonresidential buildings, take effect July 1 ...

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