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

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...

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.

Designed for today, dedicated to the future

Designed for today, dedicated to the future

Larry Acker’s pump distributes hot water on demand. It’s called the ACT D’MAND Kontrol System, a sustainable product that saves thousands of gallons of water per year per household, and is a pleasure to use.

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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