Dear Pablo: Why should I turn down my water heater? Isn't it just as efficient to dilute really hot water with cold water in the faucet than to use barely warm enough water straight out of the hot side?In a strictly theoretical sense you are correct.
Photo Courtesy of Millionaire-Maker PackageOh how we love to hate the filthy rich--even more so in these tough economic times. While the rest of us mere mortals are struggling to make ends meet, the hyper-rich live by the motto "if you've got it,
For a while, when it comes to green impacts, the prevailing wisdom has been that built in dishwashers beat hand-washing dishes, in a runaway. By the numbers, according to one study at the University of Bonn
OK – this guy may need a shower… but how often? – Image credit: Jeff Hardcastle on Flickr
Limiting Showers Can Save Water, Energy and Our Health
I didn’t shower this morning. And I don’t (think I) smell. You see, while I wrote a post about Navy Showers
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China's "Dead Lakes" Keep Reappearing
Two years ago, an algae outbreak in China's renowned Tai Lake sounded a global environmental alarm. Now, despite China spending billions of dollars on lake cleanup efforts, some algae has
We don't normally think of malls as having a whole lot of landscape to water, and yet even their relatively tiny strips of grass and shrub beds are potential sources of water savings. WeatherTRAK, the smart water system developed
From George W. Bush to Jennifer Aniston, celebs spread their great wisdom on the world's most pressing issues involving the environment. Celebrity and political forces have been known to express their views on such subjects as
TreeHugger has pretty well gotten its fill of gifts for the year, but it's never too early to start looking forward to next year's festive holiday season. And we've already found what we want: the Indulgence Shower.
Earlier this month, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. joined Lexus Hybrid Living to host Waterkeeper Alliance Eco-Salon, one in a series of social events to raise awareness about sustainability. (Put simply, it's kind of like Green
ECONA, not to be confused with the Econo or the ECO Showerdrop, is a water-saving device that could change the way you view (literally!) your water consumption at home. This gadget won the Concurso Nuevo Diseño 2008 (New Design Competition) in the
Now that the temperatures are chilling down, its time to do indoor, rather than outdoor, home repair. Why not give those walls a touch up of paint? Or, for new homeowners, done with apartment living and its bare, white