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Wholly H2O, In the Know: Conservation

Photo Credit: Derek Bruff

American public water supply and treatment facilities consume about 56 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh) per year—enough electricity to power more than 5 million homes for an entire year. Letting your faucet run for five minutes uses about as much energy as letting a 60-watt light bulb run for 14 hours!

An estimated 15-20% of California’s energy use is spent on water. Energy is largely expended to move water from north to south within the state, as well as to clean it to potable standards (even if it’s then going to be used to irrigate landscape or flush toilets). Continue Reading


Wholly H2O, In the Know, Water Conservation: Establish Your Baseline Use

ESTABLISH YOUR BASELINE USE
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Wholly H2O, In the Know, Water Conservation: Efficiency Tips

EFFICIENCY TIPS
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WhollyH2O, In the Know, Water Conservation: Benefits of Water Conservation and Efficiency

CONSERVATION BENEFITS
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Wholly H2O, In the Know, Water Conservation: Efficiency and the Hydrologic System

EFFICIENCY AND THE HYDROLOGIC SYSTEM
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Wholly H2O, In the Know, Water Conservation: Efficiency Design Considerations

EFFICIENCY DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS
It’s time to start building efficiency into buildings and farms, as singular units and as part of larger water-using communities, whether a resident… More

Wholly H2O, In the Know, Water Conservation: EFFICIENCY CODES AND REGULATIONS

EFFICIENCY CODES AND REGULATIONS
Fortunately, incorporating water saving technologies inside and outside of buildings is usually simple, without the need for permits… More




EFFICIENCY COSTS
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