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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Saving Money with Hot Water Recirc

Do the math and choose the type with the best ROI for individual customers’ situations By Doug Kirk I want hot water and I want it now! How often do your customers complain they have to wait too long to...

The future of green building Part 1 (video)

The future of green building Part 1 (video)

Green building experts give their views on green building in the next 5 to 15 years.

The Future of Green Building - Part 1

The Future of Green Building - Part 1

At Greenbuild 2013 in Philadelphia, Gary Wollenhaupt, editorial director of ProudGreenHome.com, talked to leaders from some of the key companies involved in the green building movement. We asked them what they thought was the future of green building in the next 5 to 15 years. Here are their answers. Watch the Future of Green Building - Part 2.

Crunching numbers for water conservation

Crunching numbers for water conservation

Studies from the EPA and U.S. Department of Energy show that the average household wastes 7,000 to 10,000 gallons of water on an annual basis, by turning on a faucet for hot water and waiting for the water to warm up.

Luxurious stewardship

Luxurious stewardship

The ACT D’MAND Kontrols pumping system is not a luxury item, but it feels like one because it is such a product of convenience. Turn on the water faucet in the kitchen or bath for hot water, and presto, instant...

On-demand hot water pumps save water and energy at the touch of a button

On-demand hot water pumps save water and energy at the touch of a button

Millions of homes waste water and energy by letting hot water run down the drain.

ACT D’MAND Kontrols – Greenbuild interview

ACT D’MAND Kontrols – Greenbuild interview

An interview with Larry Acker of ACT D'MAND Kontrol Systems about the electronic pump system he developed to help homeowners solve the problem of waiting for hot water. When you turn on the tap and wait for hot water for...

Global credentials

Global credentials

Based in Costa Mesa, Calif., Advanced Conservation Technology Distribution is making headway across the United States and around the world. Best known for its ACT D’MAND Kontrols Systems, the company has an office in Australia and distributors in Mexico and...

Habitat for Humanity homes are saving water

Habitat for Humanity homes are saving water

Owners of new Habitat for Humanity homes value green technology and sustainable products as much as any other homeowner does. Many manufacturers offer discounts on their products for Habitat homes, as the organization has served more than 600,000 families worldwide....

WaterSmart Innovations Conference

WaterSmart Innovations Conference

Water was the word in Las Vegas in October 2013, when more than 900 water-efficient professionals from around the globe gathered for the 6th annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, the world’s largest urban water-efficiency conference. Presented by the Southern...

Customers happy about conserving water

Customers happy about conserving water

Just a few years ago, a builder in North Carolina told Acker he was building sustainable homes and was concentrating on implementing things the homeowner could actually see. Acker suggested an ACT D’MAND Kontrols pump, of course, and the builder installed it in a model home, albeit with some hesitation.

Arizona community's commitment to conservation

Arizona community's commitment to conservation

Annual rainfall is not very plentiful in Arizona, so water is truly a precious resource. In an effort to conserve water, the city of Sierra Vista, Ariz., located in Cochise County, mandated each new home must have a dedicated hot...

An Arizona City Conserves Precious Resource by Using a Water Saving Device

An Arizona City Conserves Precious Resource by Using a Water Saving Device

Arizona is no stranger to water awareness. While the air quality is wonderful, annual rainfall hovers around single digits. In June 2000, one city in Arizona instituted a plumbing code mandating all new residential construction have dedicated hot-water return lines...

What is sustainability?

What is sustainability?

It’s a buzzword everybody uses, but if you go looking for an actual definition of sustainability, the explanations vary and most of them go on for pages. The simplest way to look at it is to split up the word: sustainability is the ability to sustain.

Energy savings for all plumbing systems

Energy savings for all plumbing systems

When you build a new home these days, it’s easy to find all kinds of ways to save energy. But what about an older home or commercial building whose owners don’t have a budget for remodeling or retrofitting?

Loving environmental responsibility, no sacrifice necessary

Loving environmental responsibility, no sacrifice necessary

One of the best things around is a win-win situation, especially when you can do something that’s good for you and feels good at the same time, like finding an exercise that’s also fun to do, or a food that is as delicious as it is nutritious.

Reducing the greenhouse effect

Reducing the greenhouse effect

How can a household appliance help reduce the greenhouse effect? First, a bit of explanation. There are a handful of gases that trap heat in the atmosphere and contribute to the greenhouse effect, otherwise known as global warming.

Affordable net zero home honored for innovative design approach

Affordable net zero home honored for innovative design approach

This high-performance home was built to be cost competitive with traditional building methods but meet tough certification standards.

Want to save water and energy? Meet the pump that can

Waiting for hot water can waste a lot of resources and cost a lot of money.

Saving Water is Also Convenient

Saving Water is Also Convenient

Having hot water on demand is a true convenience. Just turn on the faucet and there’s the hot water. No more waiting around for the 50-degree water to go down the drain while it heats up to 120.

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