EEBA: Homebuilders Dive into Water/Energy Relationships
The relationship between water usage and energy usage has been understood for about the past 10 years, but homebuilders are still struggling with techniques to reduce water use.
At the EEBA Local Toolbox event in Phoenix, Gary Klein, president of Gary Klein & Associates, an energy efficiency consulting firm, reviewed the relations of water use and home design with energy use, both for the home and throughout a community. From landscaping to plumbing design to waste water re-use, builders have an opportunity to make homes perform and live better for the owners.
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