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. Many people think only large homes use enough water to consider such conservation practices but in the case of a 1,200-1,400 square foot home, such as the average Habitat Home, the loss of water waiting for hot water averages close to 7,000 gallons annually. A large home with poorly designed hot water plumbing can waste up to 12,000 gallons a year waiting for the hot water to reach the faucet.
The easily installed system saves the average homeowner $300 per year on costs associated with water, energy needed to heat it, and waste treatment, at an annual an operating cost of only $1 per year.
The patented system electronically controls a re-circulatory pump system designed to return the ambient water sitting idle in the hot water lines back to the hot water heater. This innovation eliminates the need to run the hot water for several minutes to receive hot water. The immediate benefit for the homeowner is that hot water is at the point-of-use within seconds with the push of an LED button instead of waiting several minutes.
ACT D’MAND Systems are being installed in Habitat Homes in several areas of the country and are featured at the International Habitat for Humanity Conference held every two years.
While installation of an ACT D’MAND system can be accomplished in about 90 minutes by a handy do-it-yourselfer – more time if electrical work is required – a list of independent installers is available. ACT D’MAND is a California-based company. For more information on ACT D’MAND visit www.gothotwater.com.
Companies: ACT D'MAND Systems
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