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5 steps to a sustainable, energy-efficient home

For the 21st-century home, building with environmental sustainability in mind is a must. A sustainable, energy-efficient home makes the most effective use of building materials and natural energy….

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Effectively Monitor Water Use In Your Home With Calliope

It’s estimated that nearly 18 percent of the water used in a person’s home is lost to leaks. Annually that can amount to a staggering 13,000 gallons of water. Whether all of that is coming from the…

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Green buildings will have to go beyond conserving energy

Buildings designed by Norwegian architecture firm Snøhetta often look like the mountain peak for which the company is named. Snøhetta’s designs are simple, stark, and by all accounts breathtaking. …

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Failing infrastructure endangers drinking water systems across the U.S.

Deep inside a complex of huge tanks, drinking water for Iowa’s capital city is constantly cleansed of the harmful nitrates that come from the state’s famously rich farmland. Without Des Moines Water…

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Use this 100-year-old method to filter rainwater

This method to filter rainwater has been around for more than 100 years. It is tried and true. Once you collect rain water in a barrel you will want to filter it. If you have a rain-collecting system…

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Do It Yourself Solar Swimming Pool Heater

Solar Heater Overview: I live in South Eastern Massachusetts, in the United States of America. I became interested in the prospect of solar heating of my swimming pool in an effort to 1) make my…

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Solar Installers Should Bundle Panels With Heat Pumps

Solar installers could offer rooftop customers even more savings by bundling solar panels with heat pumps and other electric appliances, according to a recent study by the Rocky Mountain Institute….

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GFX Heat-Exchangers – Re-use heat from greywater

An increasing amount of attention is being given to the important role heat exchangers perform in many applications. Heat exchangers have been used in commercial and industrial applications for some…

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Heating Water

Water is heated with the sun and natural gas. The sun heats the water and the natural gas water-heater only turns on if the water is not hot enough. This is called “gas-on-demand” water heating….

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Do-It-Yourself Solar Hot Water Heater

NEED A WAY TO ADD HOT WATER TO YOUR OFF-GRID HOME? This is not your quick 6 minute re-heat option but rather one that given enough time can serve up enough hot water for a nice outdoor shower. How…

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