EEBA: Homebuilders Dive into Water/Energy Relationships
The relationship between water usage and energy usage has been understood for about the past 10 years, but homebuilders are still struggling with techniques to reduce water use.
At the EEBA Local Toolbox event in Phoenix, Gary Klein, president of Gary Klein & Associates, an energy efficiency consulting firm, reviewed the relations of water use and home design with energy use, both for the home and throughout a community. From landscaping to plumbing design to waste water re-use, builders have an opportunity to make homes perform and live better for the owners.
Each home in the Latitude project was designed to provide a low-maintenance, energy-efficient lifestyle.
The Proud Green Home of Louisville uses whole-home water filtration to provide fresh water to every fixture and appliance.
Sponsored by: Environmental Water Systems
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Sponsored by: Enertech Global, LLC
All unit components designed to be removed in less than 10 minutes
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The system provides 100 percent heating capacity down to -5 degrees Fahrenheit, for customers in the colder climates of North America.
Though the floor plan is compact, homeowners of the Saltbox won't have to sacrifice having friends over or entertaining.