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    • January

      29

      2014
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    Heatworks Model 1 Water Heater Cuts Water Use by 40%, Smashes Through Kickstarter Goal

    The Heatworks Model 1 is a next-generation water heater that reduces water use by 40%, slashes energy use by 10%, and delivers an instant supply of hot water. This heater energizes water molecules and senses temperatures 60 times a second to ensure precise and reliable stream of hot water. The water heater is also WiFi compatible, allowing users to control and monitor the unit remotely.

    • October

      27

      2013
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    Green Building is Now the Law in Dallas

    Dallas has now accepted the first building permit applications under its green building ordinance. Dallas is one of the first major cities in the nation to implement comprehensive mandatory green building standards for both all new residential and commercial construction.

    • September

      8

      2012
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    The Pros and Cons of Switching to a Tankless Water Heater

    If the idea of constantly heating your water in a big tank sitting in your basement sounds mighty inefficient and wasteful to you, then a tankless water heater may be the right option for you. I’ve researched some of the advantages of a tankless water heater system, alongside some of the compromises that come with the compact, more energy efficient option.

    PROS

    There are many advantages to going with a tankless water heater. From increased energy efficiency and lowered operating costs to space savings and extended lifespan, find out more about what makes for good reasons to go tankless.

    Energy Savings / Operating Costs
    The first thought on tankless water heaters is generally: how much energy/money am I going to save? Well right off the bat, you’re going to be spending MORE money to get a tankless water heater and all its plumbing in place. While a tankless water heater costs more upfront, your operating costs down the line should start to make up for it. What you’re saving is in not having to spend money on standby heat, meaning you’re not wasting money heating water in a tank that’s just sitting idly waiting for someone to need hot water. Tankless systems provide that hot water on demand, instantaneously, when you need it, so you don’t have to waste energy heating unused water. You’re also not losing heat that’s idly sitting in a tank that, while insulated, is still going to lose heat and require constant reheating. Our friendly federal government has a nice energy cost calculator.

    • September

      8

      2012
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    Efficient Living: Faucet Aerators

    Easy to install, these faucet aerators not only swivel, spray and stream, but they also feature a flip switch that lets you briefly turn the water on and off. This is great while washing dishes because it maintains the water at your perfect temperature, while allowing you to temporarily shut off the water when you’re doing things like: (1) transferring big pots after rinsing, or (2) each time you lean over to fill a dish rack. Because you’re not changing the entire faucet, just adding to the tip, they’re great for

    • October

      2

      2011
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    From Nautical to Domestic: Old African Boats Recycled Into Bold Furniture

    Photos: Artlantique Fishing is a traditional way of life and sustenance for many people around the world, including the west coast of Africa. The distinctively colourful wooden fishing boats are a visual mainstay along the coast, each one of a kind and linking human livelihood with the sea

    • September

      11

      2011
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    Stunning Singapore Home Wards Off the Sweltering Heat with Cool Water Ponds

    The concept developed for the home inverted planning and hierarchical norms common in local residential planning. To fully appreciate the mature and variegated natural environment and stretch the potential for visual depth and distance, the main living room and study were located in a pavilion on the second storey. It was designed with minimal enclosing and supporting structure so as to maximize the elevated vistas. To unconsciously guide visitors to the living pavilion above, a minimal spiral staircase touches down within the entrance foyer. Hints of the tree-lined views are seen through the large circular void connecting …… Read the rest of Stunning Singapore Home Wards Off the Sweltering Heat with Cool Water Ponds

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