Necessity, the Mother of Invention, Addresses Water Conservation
Four decades ago, when gas rationing made Americans realize that everything is not in endless supply, our collective psychic touched on a word seldom utilized: “conservation”. Soon after, national tax credits were introduced and a flood of energy-saving products from wind turbines to solar panels entered our market. 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 (as was realized with gas in the 70’s) had limitations. Collective research from the California Energy Commission, Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy have concluded that one gallon of water coming in to a home represents about 30% of a kilowatt/hour. The California Energy Commission related that the saving of only 5 gallons of water each day (per California home) would result in over one billion state dollars saved. If applied nationally, this could reach the saving of $15 billion.
So then Advanced Conservation Technologies (ACT) D’MAND® Systems arrived with its proven, patented, and DOE-recognized plumbing enhancement that enables control over the home pump system by pumping the ambient water sitting idle in a home’s hot water line back to the hot water tank or tankless heater. Suddenly, at the push of a button, hot water is instantly delivered to the fixture requesting the heat. An ACT D’MAND Kontrols® System saves over 10,000 gallons of water per household from being wasted in the wait for hot water. In addition, the point-of-use receives hot water in three to five seconds instead of several minutes. The annual savings for the homeowner is about $300, and the ROI is less than two years.
For more information on the technology, applications and certifications visit www.gothotwater.com.
Topics: Water Saving Devices
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