Crowsourced refrigerator features self-filling filtered water pitcher


Until now, customization and speed to market presented challenges for mass appliance manufacturers like GE Appliances, the parent company of FirstBuild


DOE recognizes Proud Green Home at Serenbe

The U.S. Department of Energy recognized the Proud Green Home at Serenbe as the first DOE Zero Energy Ready Home in the state of Georgia.

An effective organic weed killer is in your vinegar bottle

One of the most common, and versatile, household products is vinegar. It compliments many culinary delights, cleans most everything effectively and can also kill weeds in your garden. The acetic nature of vinegar when applied to leaves overwhelms the plant and it dies.

Benefits of a shower filter

he most common source of vaporized water in the home is the shower. In the last decade, asthma rates have increased over 100% in adults, over 300% for children. Many experts believe this is due to the decline of indoor air quality.

New Honda smart home blends net zero living and solar powered EV (video)

Green home building strategies demonstrate the future of smart living

Claryum - Aquasana's patented filtration system

It is important for homeowners to understand that water filters are not all the same, and that no one filter removes all of the home’s drinking water contaminants. Some filters are made to remove chlorine, while others may be designed to remove heavy metals.

Effective and economical toxic-free cleansers for your spring cleaning

Most areas of our country can’t have spring come soon enough. We’ve had a tough winter of closed windows, accumulating dust, germs, and pet dander on everything throughout our homes.

Latest green tech ready for every room in your home (infographic)

Forget the flying cars, take off in the home of tomorrow today!

Testing of city water for homeowners

While municipal water suppliers are responsible for testing the water they provide residents it doesn’t mean the water that arrives to your faucet is the same water that left their facility.

Save water with low flow bathroom and kitchen fixtures (video)

Whether you're remodeling or building a new home, look for low-flow plumbing fixtures.

Independent testing lab for well water testing

Independent testing labs are the best source of thorough water testing. They test for many potential contaminants other than bacteria, such as arsenic and uranium. Another potential contaminant in home water sources is radon.

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All-natural wastewater filtration system uses recyclable medium

For onsite wastewater treatment options, the Ecoflo Coco Filter offers an all-natural medium option that can be recycled after its useful life.

Got lead? Find a water filter to make your water safer

In the United States, where it is assumed our municipal drinking water is safe, 14% to 20% of all lead exposure is attributed to drinking water.

Are you using the right filter for your drinking water?

Although the United States has some of the best public drinking water available, there is reason to be concerned about contamination in some areas. More than 60,000 chemicals are used in the U.S., but only 90 water contaminants are regulated...

UV system eliminates need to boil drinking water

The risk of water contamination has risen as an increase in local boil alerts has swept the nation from water system problems such as line breaks and contamination. If your local water supplier frequently issues boil water advisories, an ultraviolet...

Water treatment systems may miss emerging contaminants

While emerging contaminants have been in drinking water for a long time, only recently has technology advanced enough to detect these potentially harmful substances. In a blog on Scientific American, Rob Herman, director of NSF International’s Headquarter Laboratories, wrote about...

New insulated hot water pipe code will save water and energy

Each year, people waste water and energy waiting for hot water in the kitchen and bathroom. But that may change with updated building codes requiring hot water pipes to be insulated. Plumbing inspectors, manufacturers, engineers, contractors, labor representatives and other...

New water filter ready to battle water-borne diseases

A point-of-use water filter designed to combat water-borne diseases in developing nations is available for home use around the world. The next-generation home water filtration device developed by ProCleanse LLC that produces safe drinking water on the first day of...

Salt-free water softener sales predicted to increase by 20% in 3 years

The U.S. market for salt-free water softeners and filtration is expected to grow 20 percent over the next three years, compared to single-digit growth for other point of entry (POE) filtration options. An independent report sponsored by Pelican Water, a...

6 ways you can ease the burden of household chores and save water

Appliances are some of the biggest users of water and energy in your home, and a new appliance can help get the job done while using fewer resources. Wash fewer loads. New high-efficiency top load washers typically have larger capacity than front-loaders, which means you can tackle more laundry in fewer loads. Say goodbye to stains.

Bathroom fixtures improve indoor air quality

Because people spend the majority of their time in their homes, it is essential that they be safe and comfortable spaces for everyone to live and breathe in. Unfortunately, the indoor space exposes people to many more air pollutants than...

Proper landscaping is critical for a successful septic system

Besides knowing what not to put in a septic system, it is critical to know what not to put above or around it. Being short-sighted on this responsibility can cost thousands of dollars in repair or replacement of your system. Landscaping with the septic system in mind offers many attractive options.

New options for builders with whole house electric tankless water heater

Until recently most whole house tankless water heaters have been powered by natural gas. But a new product on the market offers an electric wholehouse tankless option with very high efficiency ratings. The electric tankless trutankless model from Bollente Companies...

Decentralized wastewater treatment helps small communities deliver clean water

Conventional sewer operations managed by small communities provide centralized treatment of wastewater to which residents are accustomed. But the expense of operating these systems as they expand with miles and miles of sewer lines is staggering. Expanding sewer line infrastructure,...

3 things to know before you install a home septic system

Decentralized wastewater treatment systems play a large role in ensuring the quality of water available for drinking and other uses. To choose the correct system to ensure a release of effluent that meets or exceeds local, state and federal regulations...

KB Home's new eco-home saves water and energy

The new green home from KB Home is designed to achieve both net-zero status and also use zero fresh water for irrigation based on use by a family of four or more. KB Home unveiled the first ZeroHouse 2.0 in...

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Water Quality: Testing, Filtration & Management