Editorial: The Rising Cost of Water
Using It and Flushing It
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
The net-zero energy test house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in suburban Washington, D.C., not ...
Updated building standards, designed to get more energy savings from new and existing residential and nonresidential buildings, take effect July 1 ...