One of the green certifications that the builders of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis plan to achieve is the EPA's WaterSense designation, and the plumbing fixtures are part of the water-saving strategy for the home.
Re-using greywater is the next frontier in battling drought and rising utility costs, and new technology makes it easier to adapt new or existing homes to use less water.
The “out of sight, out of mind” mentality is widespread in our country when it comes to getting rid of pharmaceuticals. And it’s not just homes.
Water shortages are becoming a reality throughout the world, and that includes the United States. As reported in the National Journal, the demand for fresh water in the United States will exceed the supply by 2030, according to a 2012 State Department report.
In the midst of California's worst drought in decades, a new mobile and web app gives consumers access to their daily water consumption data.
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.
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.
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.
Green home building strategies demonstrate the future of smart living
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It is important for homeowners to understand that water filters are not all the same, and that no one filter removes all of the homes drinking water contaminants. Some filters are made to remove chlorine, while others may be designed to remove heavy metals.
While 60 percent of homeowners rate their homes as “healthy,” more than one in four are uncertain of major health hazards both indoors and outside of their homes.
While a world of clean and affordable energy, abundant freshwater, 3D printed houses or worldwide high-speed Internet access won't miraculously appear by the end of 2015, it is the beginning of a better future.
For homeowners worried about the health effects of fluoride in their water, a new filter can remove the substance while retaining healthy minerals.
According to Moen consumer research, 38 percent of individuals looking to remodel their kitchen in the next 12 months have an interest in purchasing a filtered water dispenser.
Traditional pitchers use gravity to slowly trickle water over filter granules, which may take several minutes to fill a pitcher. In the meantime it's tempting to indulge in water that may not be the best for your health.
A new industrial-strength laundry device cleans better than detergent and eliminates potentially irritating chemicals. Michael Munsterman, president of Wash It, was looking for a better way to do laundry and found that commercial ozone machines were able to remove infectious...
For the first time, water treatment devices have been certified for effectiveness in reducing trace levels of contaminants in drinking water.
Whether you're making miso and soba soup, cornbread stuffing, or pizza dough with your favorite toppings, the key ingredient to these tasty recipes is water quality.
Until now, customization and speed to market presented challenges for mass appliance manufacturers like GE Appliances, the parent company of FirstBuild
For onsite wastewater treatment options, the Ecoflo Coco Filter offers an all-natural medium option that can be recycled after its useful life.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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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...