Advanced Conservation Technology (ACT), Inc. is the environmental leader in conservation products specializing in water and energy. An ACT D'MAND Kontrols® System can greatly reduce the wait time for hot water and the water wasted down the drain.

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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.

 Students get an inside look at high performance home building

Students get an inside look at high performance home building

The next generation of building professionals toured a new high performance home to learn about technology and design.

High performance home designed for high performance water heater

High performance home designed for high performance water heater

Find out why a heat pump water heater will be part of the Proud Green Home of Cincinnati.

 On-demand hot water pump cuts water and energy waste in high performance home

On-demand hot water pump cuts water and energy waste in high performance home

With record droughts in some parts of the country, water conservation now receives as much focus as energy savings.

High performance home designed for ductless mini splits

High performance home designed for ductless mini splits

Because the Proud Green Home of Cincinnati will be built to Passive House standards, the heating and cooling demand will be minimal.

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.

Home products honored for innovations in high performance building

Home products honored for innovations in high performance building

At the 2015 PCBC, the largest homebuilding trade show representing the west coast region 18 products were named to the Parade of Products Awards.

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.

Water use down 22 percent in California for December

Water use down 22 percent in California for December

Thanks to some December rain, outdoor water use, a major contributor to water consumption in California, residents used 22 percent less water in December 2014 than the previous December.

LED lighting brightens the Proud Green Home of St Louis

LED lighting brightens the Proud Green Home of St Louis

With the phase out of larger incandescent bulbs, homeowners and builders are turning to LED lighting for energy-efficient alternatives.

Desalination plant may be reactivated to address drought impact

Desalination plant may be reactivated to address drought impact

A two-decade old desalination plant in Santa Barbara, California may be considered as a last resort to address the ongoing drought conditions impacting the region.

Fiberglass windows deliver energy savings for Proud Green Home of St Louis

Fiberglass windows deliver energy savings for Proud Green Home of St Louis

As part of the building strategy to a tight building envelope, high performance windows play a key role in the Proud Green Home of St. Louis.

Proud Green Home of St Louis opens its doors

Proud Green Home of St Louis opens its doors

The Proud Green Home of St. Louis opened its doors, celebrating the completion of this high performance home.

Geothermal heating and cooling saves energy at Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Geothermal heating and cooling saves energy at Proud Green Home of St. Louis

Geothermal heating using a ground source heat pump is considered one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool a home.

Engineered wood subfloor supports the Proud Green Home of St Louis

Engineered wood subfloor supports the Proud Green Home of St Louis

A durable home starts from the bottom up, and engineered wood flooring panels help create a home that can weather the perils of construction. Fortunately, the Proud Green Home of St. Louis was in the framing stages during the summer months so it didn't have to suffer through winter.

The Importance of Being Insulated (Properly)

The Importance of Being Insulated (Properly)

When building a high-performance home, like the Proud Green Home St. Louis project, an important decisions our team had to make was how to construct the insulation package.

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