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
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.
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.
The typical hot water heater is constantly heating water at a determined temperature. It takes gas or electricity to accomplish this. The idea is when you want hot water, you got it. But, that’s not entirely true.
An on-demand pumping systems makes sense if the wait for hot water is long and the waste of ambient temperature water is significant in highly used areas such as...
If you have typical home plumbing you probably turn on the hot water and let it run until the water starts getting warm. That daily process multiplied by the number of people in your home times the number of homes in your community puts millions of gallons of unused water down the drain.
The ACT D’MAND Kontrols recirculating water pump that easily installs in new or existing homes to save over 10,000 gallons of water per home annually has over eight green and government certifications for its efficiency and savings.
If you are like most people you turn on the hot water faucet and wait…. and wait. In a minute or two you finally start to feel some warmth and eventually the hot water you ordered arrives.
It is comforting for homeowners to see a comprehensive list of recognition and certifications a device acquires from industry leaders and government agencies.
The ACT D’Mand Kontrols® System is a patented and proven re-circulating pump easily installed in a home’s existing plumbing system designed to eliminate running the hot water line for a minute or two to finally get hot water at your faucet.
Think about this. There are approximately 90 million single-family homes in the US where the hot water faucet is turned on to run a minute or two to finally provide hot water. That amounts to 7,000-10,000 gallons of fresh water per year per home.
Most of us have grown up with “limitless” water. You turn on the faucet and it is always right there. But as we have seen in the drought-stricken SW United States and as far as northern California water has become a critical commodity.
Nature provides water, which makes it a natural resource. This doesnt mean there is a limitless supply of water, nor does it mean water is naturally 100 percent safe. Enter the lawmakers, to ensure the safety and cleanliness of water for public consumption.
Sierra Vista, Ariz., is no stranger to water conservation, as the Copper State is not known for having plentiful rainfall. In 2011 the Cochise Water Project was formed, a nonprofit organization whose goals is to reduce the amount of water being drawn from the aquifer in Sierra Vista.
Most community water systems in the United States rely on groundwater aquifers for public water supplies. One of the exceptions is Kentucky, with almost 80 percent of community water systems using surface sources of water.
Architects and builders are becoming more environmentally conscious, as are homeowners, for the betterment of the community at large. Protecting the earths natural resources, including wood and water, were overlooked for centuries because they were in such abundant supply no one ever thought twice about using them.
Imagine if the gas pump did not show the gallons and dollars being pumped in real time, but only the final totals. Or if the scoreboard at a basketball game didnt keep up with baskets and free throws in real...
In early February 2014, the National Association of Home Builders hosted the 17th annual International Builders Show. With the theme of Expect More, over 75,000 industry professionals from around the world attended the show in Las Vegas to learn from each other about building and remodeling, architecture and design, and materials and technology.
One way of conserving water is to make a conscious effort to use less on a daily basisand thats great. Theres another way to conserve water that doesnt require any effort at all.
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.
The ACT DMAND 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...