This on-the-go carafe heats or cools water instantaneously as you pour

February 26, 2019 by  
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Good news for coffee and tea drinkers: No more wasting time and energy waiting for the perfect cup. Thanks to Heatworks, the company responsible for creating an innovative new heating carafe, you won’t have to. Using patented Heatworks ’ Ohmic Array Technology, the DUO Smart Untethered Carafe has the power to heat (or cool!) water to the exact degree while you pour. The DUO Carafe has Frog Design to thank for its modern, sleek exterior, and it is the third in a line of award-winning collaborations between the two companies. When it comes to functionality, convenience and stylish appearance, the DUO looks like quite the game changer. Related: This countertop dishwasher promises to wash your dishes in just 10 minutes So how does it work? The precise temperature control on the side panel lets you pick the water temperature to the plus/minus one degree. Simply set your temperature, pour water into the reservoir (fits four cups) at the top and pour into your cup. The carafe features one spout for filtered cold water and another spout for hot water (hence the “duo”). On the red side, the water appears to heat up instantaneously, or pour from the blue side for crisp, cool water. The entire device is battery operated, making it perfect for taking it to the office or really anywhere else. You’ll also be able to plug it in, so the carafe can stay comfortably on your kitchen table or desk to charge for on-the-go use. The DUO boasts 99 percent energy efficiency and an advanced water filtration system created by Heatworks CEO Jerry Callahan, who wanted to create a heating system without using metal heating elements. Unsustainable and flawed, metal heating parts have been used for heating for the past 100 years and carry the risk of rust and limescale to form, causing elements to fall apart or leak sediment into the water supply. Callahan felt it was time for an upgrade to traditional heating systems, and the Ohmic Array Technology was born. Using electrical currents passed through the water itself rather than separate heated elements to transfer heat into the water, Ohmic Array cuts out a whole step in the process. The DUO is not yet available for purchase, but you can learn more information and sign up for release updates on the Heatworks  website . + Heatworks Images via Heatworks

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8 Drought-busting ideas for your home

March 25, 2015 by  
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The drought in California is breaking records , and recent data suggests that the state may have just one year of water left . Local agencies have taken on a number of large-scale projects to ensure that the water keeps on flowing through farms and households, using everything from desalination plants to make seawater drinkable to massive water reuse and reclamation endeavors. But there’s plenty that the average person can do at home—from harvesting rainwater to retrofitting bathrooms—that can help to conserve water and make it through drier years to come. Read on for our top 8 water-saving ideas, whether you’re in the heart of the drought or beyond. Read the rest of 8 Drought-busting ideas for your home Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bath , bathroom hack , Bottled Water , California , Certification , desalination , dropcountr , Drought , Dual Flush Toilet , environmental protection agency , epa , faucet , graywater , groundwater , hot water , native plants , Nestlé , plumbing , rain barrel , rain garden , raingarden , rainwater collection , recirculation pump , retrofit , reuse , runoff , showers , smart phone app , stormwater , tankless hot water heater , toilet , turn off taps , Waste , water efficiency , water hero , water recycling , water relaimation , water saving , water sense , watersense

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German Company Offers Free Hot Water and Heating from the Cloud

November 13, 2014 by  
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If you live in Germany, a new company can now offer you free heating and water if you get one of their data centers installed in your office. It’s so simple, it’s genius. The company, Cloud&Heat , places servers in premises such as your office, where they process cloud data for internet users. Meanwhile, the heat generated by the servers is used to heat your building and water . Read the rest of German Company Offers Free Hot Water and Heating from the Cloud Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: building heat , Cloud&heat , energy from the cloud , free heating , germany , heat from the cloud , heating , hot water , hot water from the cloud , internet data centers , internet severs

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Slideshow: Kendall-Jackson sows the seeds of greener wines

April 5, 2012 by  
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Kendall-Jackson Winery already has been saving $2.5 million annually from energy-efficiency projects for the last few years. Now it's taking its energy strategy to a new level with solar power and hot water.   

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How to Build a Rocket Stove Water Heater (Video)

September 22, 2011 by  
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Image credit: Ecofilms Australia If you like this ingenious low-work chicken tunnel garden system , then you’ll most likely dig this footage from the same folks of a DIY water heater using rocket stove principles. Burning scraps of wood and tree prunings efficiently, this low tech design provides on-demand hot water with low emissions using basic craftsmanship and reclaimed materials. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Solar Sister and NextAid Showcase 5 Promising Technologies for Africa

September 22, 2011 by  
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Solar Sister showcased just some of the efforts taking place around the world. Here, the Women Barefoot Solar Engineers of Mauritania install solar panels in their villages. They received training in Rajasthan, India. Image: Barefoot Photographers of Tilonia via flickr Walking into the futuristic Yotel near Times Square with a robot in the lobby for a coat check, you wouldn’t expect to find a room full of some of the most promising, innovative technologies for sustainable development. But

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