Thermal imaging cameras have long been a tool used by home performance contractors. But every day, energy leaves the house in an often overlooked way, in the hot water going down the drain.
I installed a toilet bowl gasket, but now it leaks when I flush it. What is causing the leak?
The Proud Green Home of St. Louis is under construction to deliver sustainable benefits to its owners and to educate and inspire building professionals and consumers about the benefits of building and living green.
I love taking long showers in hotels and using the sample bottles of soap and shampoo that come in them. It is the best way to unwind after exploring a city...
As the ALS challenge makes the rounds, it has raised awareness and funds for an important cause. As someone involved in water heating, I couldn’t help but notice that the challenge involved ice water...
Leaky toilet? If a leak is occuring when you flush your toilet, the problem is likely that the sponge rubber gasket is not sealing between the flush valve and the bowl. Here are some things to check:
Leaking may be caused by a tank that is not tightened enough.
When hot water goes down the drain, the invisible cost of heating the water uses more water than the wasted water.
It's no secret the Western United States is facing severe water shortages that could have consequences for the entire country and the world. But there is one remedy that could dramatically save water in homes in the region, as well as around the world: the demand control pump.
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.
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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.
Jamboree Housing Corporation reports that, based on an internal review of its 2013 operating expenses, the combination of energy efficient design and advanced construction techniques used in its newer developments does, in fact, reduce utility costs.
A new digitally controlled lawn irrigation system adapted ink-jet printing technology to apply the right amount of water in the right places to reduce water use by up to 50 percent.
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.
New standards for water heaters will force changes on homeowners, builders and plumbing contractors while saving tons of carbon dioxide emissions and energy at the same time.
The development of the Proud Green Home of St. Louis highlights just how far green building science has advanced.
If you're experiencing water heater problems, it can be hard to know whether to repair or replace a system that's not performing well. Water heater service can be notoriously tricky for home owners because there is a lack of knowledge...
Fluidmaster was one of 31 companies honored with a Golden Hammer Vendor award at the 2014 National Hardware Show. The company, a manufacturer of toilet and faucet repair parts, was profiled by Home Channel News for its corporate citizenship as...
To help residents combat the ongoing drought and reduce energy use, 24 additional California communities launched the HERO program that allows homeowners to pay for qualifiying home improvements through their property tax bill.
A new water heater can help stop wasted water and energy flowing down the drain.
A 110-year-old home is on its way to becoming a net-zero home thanks to a deep green remodel that’s still in progress. When Matt Grocoff and his wife, Kelly, bought a 110 year old Folk-Victorian home in Ann Arbor’s Old...
Tired of the same old shower routine? Now it’s easy to add a comforting and refreshing boost to your daily shower. Moen's Avira showerhead features new HydroBoost technology, allowing for a superior and invigorating shower, while also helping to conserve...
Consumers know hot water costs money. But they may not be aware that it's the second biggest energy expenditure after heating and cooling. For homeowners looking for a way to stop wasting energy, Ecodrain is the first practical heat recovery...
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...
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Wasting water is the same as pouring money down the drain. And it’s a drain on one of our most precious natural resources.