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Global water metering market to grow to $7.5 billion annually by 2026

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Jun 2, 2016 12:40:06 PM

Smart metering projects on the rise as utilities look to reduce non-revenue water.

Proud Green Building reports on the need for major upgrades to improve water efficiency.

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Trades: How to Market Yourself as a "Green" Plumbing Company

Posted by Patricia Bonacorda, Guest Contributor

Dec 24, 2015 8:29:25 AM

What, exactly, does it mean to be a green plumbing company, and how can you position your firm in that market space?

Green plumbing” is more than a marketing concept—it’s a commitment to practices that are good for the environment.  The term can have many different meanings, depending on the level of that company’s commitment. Here are just a few of the ways plumbing companies are becoming eco-friendly.

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Plumbing System Sustainability: How to Save 40% On Energy and Water

Posted by GBM Research

Mar 20, 2015 9:53:00 AM

By Stacy Hunt

BEFORE I BEGIN, I HAVE A CONFESSION to make. I’m an energy bigot.

Most of my work is in the energy and environmental construction industry, dealing with engineers, analysts, researchers and policy-makers. In my world, it’s as simple as this – sustainability in the house as a system starts with energy efficiency. Without proper consideration for energy efficiency, talking about other attributes of sustainability is worthless. No one wants to hear about the relative sustainability of rapidly renewable flooring versus old growth wood flooring when his or her house has more air leakage than the neighboring barn.

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Water-Saving Bath Fixtures

Posted by Lisa Armstrong

Jan 21, 2015 4:02:00 PM

THE TYPICAL AMERICAN BATHROOM is a marvel of luxury and convenience, by global standards. The average American family of four uses 400 gallons of water per day, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and a large percentage of that water is used in the bathroom. Toilets alone account for about 110 gallons of a family’s daily water budget. In January 2014, California became the first state to require low-flow toilets, showerheads and interior faucets in all buildings, but using water-saving products makes good ecologic and economic sense, even in states where it isn’t the law.

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Is This The Ultimate Low-Flow Water-Saving Shower?

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Mar 28, 2013 7:29:00 PM

THE LATEST ADVANCE IN SHOWERHEAD TEHCNOLOGY comes from an unlikely place: New Zealand. A group of engineers at a company called Felton worked with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) to design a super-efficient spray system that saves about 50% over current low-flow standards. When you consider that the average 5-minute shower uses 10 to 25 gallons of water, this could amount to huge water savings. Showering accounts for about 17% of household water use in the U.S. (EPA).

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