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Geothermal Heat Pumps Now Count Toward Maryland’s Renewable Energy Credit Minimum

A new addition to the state’s list of accepted renewable energy sources may help reduce costs of heating and cooling large buildings. More

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Heat-Pump Water Heater

GE Appliances. The GeoSpring hybrid electric heat-pump water heater combines energy-saving heat-pump technology with a traditional electric heating system. More

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CPVC water piping system

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry. ReUze new CPVC water piping system provides a practical, easy-to-install system for non-potable water uses inside residential buildings, a technology that can contribute up to 10 LEED points. More

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dRain Joint Drainage Channel System

An alternative to pervious paving, the dRain Joint drainage channel system installs in a driveway or walkway like a standard expansion joint and provides an outlet for surface water to be directed to a drainage bed and collected and held or allowed to percolate back into the soil. More

Product Review: Low-Flow Bath Fixtures
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Product Review: Low-Flow Bath Fixtures

With the advent of WaterSense certification—and manufacturers’ overwhelming... More

10 Resource-Savers From the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show
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10 Resource-Savers From the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show

Energy-efficient appliances, water-sipping showerheads, recycled-content... More

New + Notable Green Products
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New + Notable Green Products

New Green Building Products: LED lights, energy-efficient windows, solar water... More

WaterSense Standards Bring Low-Flow Faucets, Showerheads to the Forefront
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WaterSense Standards Bring Low-Flow Faucets, Showerheads to the Forefront

Water-conserving bath fixtures enter the mainstream as the EPA’s WaterSense... More

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Lav Faucets are Awash in New Standards from the EPA's WaterSense Program

Everyone is preoccupied with oil shortages these days. But the building industry's eyes are already on the next scarce natural resource: water. While the U.S. population nearly doubled between 1950 and 2000, the demand for water more than tripled, putting pressure on both water supplies and an aging distribution system. That's true not just in arid regions, but across the map. A recent government survey showed that at least 36 states are expecting shortages by 2013. Water is intertwined with energy, too, since water supply and treatment plants consume about 56 billion kilowatt-hours per year--enough electricity to power more than 5 million homes for a year. More

Improved High-Efficiency Showerheads Make The Most of Lower Flows
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Improved High-Efficiency Showerheads Make The Most of Lower Flows

Justin Wilson has been specifying ultra-low-flow showerheads for more than three... More

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