Larry Acker
Larry Acker is the CEO of ACT, Inc. D'MAND Kontrol Systems®. Involved with energy, water and energy conservation for 45 years, Larry is considered a leading authority regarding residential water and energy efficiency. Larry has been a featured speaker at major conferences throughout the world supporting ASHRAE, IAMPO, AWWA, ACEEE, PHCC and SB-08. Larry has written featured articles for National Trade Magazines and was the Chairman of the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in 2001. www

Understanding Structured Plumbing®

Understanding Structured Plumbing®

ACT, Inc. has developed a one-hour online free course through a Green CE Continuing Education Program.

Water saving tips for your shower and bath

Water saving tips for your shower and bath

A low-flow showerhead is designed to cut the water flow from five gallons per minute for the standard showerhead to 2.5 gallons.

Water saving tips for your toilet

Water saving tips for your toilet

Replacing your old toilet with a new high-efficiency toilet may initially sound costly but a family of four will save nearly 28,000 gallons of water annually.

Water-saving tips for the kitchen

Water-saving tips for the kitchen

Today’s shortage of water in many parts of the world has shown us that we can be part of the problem, and fortunately, a part of the solution.

Colgate brings water conservation awareness to the big game audience

Colgate brings water conservation awareness to the big game audience

Bringing worldwide attention to the water crisis, Colgate toothpaste’s commercial made millions viewers aware how much precious water is wasted by a bad habit.

Reduced carbon emissions added benefit to water saving pump

Reduced carbon emissions added benefit to water saving pump

ACT D’MAND Kontrols Systems, a California-based manufacturer of their patented recirculating water pump for residential homes designed to reduce up to 10,000 gallons of water per year per home, saves much more than water according to the US Department of...

Growth of Greenbuild International Conference & Expo reflects global concern

Growth of Greenbuild International Conference & Expo reflects global concern

The recent Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in Washington, DC revealed dramatic growth in interest and awareness of sustainable initiatives relating to residential water and energy use.

Homeowners monitor pump run-time with newly-patented LED button by ACT, Inc. D’MAND®

Homeowners monitor pump run-time with newly-patented LED button by ACT, Inc. D’MAND®

Designed to provide hot water within 5 seconds with the push of a LED lighted button, Structured Plumbing® saves tremendous amounts of water by rerouting ambient water and replacing it with “fresh” hot water within seconds.

ACT D’MAND® Founder Larry Acker Lectures at Oklahoma’s OK Building Summit and Expo

ACT D’MAND® Founder Larry Acker Lectures at Oklahoma’s OK Building Summit and Expo

Several thousand builders, prime subcontractors, superintendents and construction decision-makers recently convened in Oklahoma City for the annual OK Building Summit and Expo.

ACT D’MAND® Founder, a Panelist at 9th Annual San Bernardino County Water Conference

ACT D’MAND® Founder, a Panelist at 9th Annual San Bernardino County Water Conference

Civic leaders and officials from 15 California cities and over 50 water agencies attended the convention in hopes to learn more on how to address the drought conditions and development.

Necessity, the Mother of Invention, Addresses Water Conservation

Necessity, the Mother of Invention, Addresses Water Conservation

Low-flow toilets, shower heads and fixtures came in to light after the U.S. Codes and Compliances demanded them for new homes in the 90’s, addressing the realization that our water supplies had limitations.

ACT D’MAND® Structured Plumbing® applied to Habitat for Humanity homes

ACT D’MAND® Structured Plumbing® applied to Habitat for Humanity homes

For over 15 years, Habitat for Humanity Homes in Southern California has been installing the ACT D’MAND KONTROL® Systems for the efficient water conservation and energy saving measures it provides.

Southwest’s limited water resources impacted by river contamination

Southwest’s limited water resources impacted by river contamination

Just when you think the negative impact of the severe drought in our nation’s southwest region can’t get any worse, it does.

Swimming pools, golf courses and car washes, oh my!

Swimming pools, golf courses and car washes, oh my!

You can hardly miss the news of the expanding effects of the drought in California and other areas in the Southwest. All businesses and homeowners in the region are affected.

21st century plumbing efficiency for new home construction

21st century plumbing efficiency for new home construction

Structured Plumbing® is a state-of-the-art plumbing design specifically for hot water lines in new home construction. It is designed to provide hot water within 5 seconds with the push of a LED lighted button.

Water shortage solution saves money while conserving energy

Water shortage solution saves money while conserving energy

The water shortage is real in most areas of the United States.  Another shortage affecting most of us is money.

ACT D’MAND Kontrol® Systems wins 2015 PCBC Parade of Products Award

ACT D’MAND Kontrol® Systems wins 2015 PCBC Parade of Products Award

ACT D’MAND Kontrol System, a recirculating, water-saving system for residential homes, won top honors in innovation and new product solutions by the Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference (PCBC), the largest homebuilding tradeshow representing the West Coast Region it was announced. The...

The value of water

The value of water

What was once a “cause” for impassioned environmentalists, water conservation is now deemed a common sense requirement for anyone with a brain.  Individual efforts of homeowners and businesses, while seemingly small, quickly accumulate saving millions of gallons of precious water.

Who Says There Is a Drought in California?

Who Says There Is a Drought in California?

Having lived in Southern California almost 60 years, Larry Acker has experienced a lot with regard to water. Larry, CEO of ACT Inc. D'MAND Kontrol® Systems, shares his thoughts on the current water shortage in California and offers a way to reduce wasted water in every American home.

In its fourth year, the southwest drought has 14 California communities parched

In its fourth year, the southwest drought has 14 California communities parched

Last October, California communities were on and off a list of “critical water systems” that, according to state officials, could run completely dry in 60 days.

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