Reduce Your Water Consumption With the Amphiro B1 Water Meter

December 2, 2014 by  
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There are smart meters for your heating and air conditioning, but until now, there isn’t been one for your water heater. Heating your water is actually the second biggest use of power in the home – more than lighting, cooking and entertainment electronics combined. That’s why the people at Amphiro created the Amphiro B1, the follow-up to the hit A1. By using the B1, the average household saves $140 in power costs and 2,250 gallons of water per year. The device connects via bluetooth so you can monitor your usage and even challenge yourself or others in your home to reduce consumption. The project is seeking funding right now at Kickstarter where you can preorder yours at a reduced price. +  Amphiro B1 at Kickstarter The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to  see  your  story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following  this link . Remember to follow our  instructions  carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!   Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: amphiro , amphiro A1 , amphiro B1 , Amphiro smart shower , heating monitor , hot water usage monitor , reducing consumption , reducing water consumption , shower meter , smart meter , water consumption , water heater , water heating , water monitor , water usage monitor

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This Solar-Powered Umbrella Charges Your Gear While You Play Outside

December 2, 2014 by  
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Protect yourself from the sun while reading on the beach or working on your patio, and know that your electronic devices won’t lose power mid-afternoon! Created by a team comprised of designers from the UK and Bulgaria, Solarella , a solar-powered umbrella (hence the name) is equipped with solar modules and a rechargeable battery that can be used to charge everything from phones and mp3 players to tablets, laptops, and cameras while you relax outside. Instead of having to relegate yourself to areas that have dedicated electrical plugs, you can take Solarella with you, anywhere you’d like to be. You can even stream music through its Bluetooth speaker! No wires required. The Solar Umbrella campaign is now live on Indiegogo ,  so be sure to get yours before they sell out. + Solarella on Indiegogo Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Missing Attachment The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electronic charger , electronics , laptop , outdoor charger , outside , phone , phone charger , solar charger , solar electronic charger , Solar Power , Solar Umbrella , solar-powered umbrella , Solarella , tablet , tablet charger , umbrella , umbrella charger , working outside

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This Tiny ‘Orange’ Cabin is Naturally Resistant to Fire, Water, Rot, Pests and Extreme Weather

April 9, 2014 by  
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Heatworks Model 1 Water Heater Cuts Water Use by 40%, Smashes Through Kickstarter Goal

January 20, 2014 by  
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The Heatworks Model 1 is a next-generation water heater that reduces water use by 40%, slashes energy use by 10%, and delivers an instant supply of hot water. This heater energizes water molecules and senses temperatures 60 times a second to ensure precise and reliable stream of hot water. The water heater is also WiFi compatible, allowing users to control and monitor the unit remotely. The Heatworks Model 1 surpassed its $125,000 Kickstarter goal in the first 9 days, signaling that the world may be ready for a smarter shower. + Heatworks Model 1 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , eco water heater , energy-saving building systems , Green Appliances , Green Building , green design , green home , green water heater , Heatworks Model 1 , sustainable design , water heater        

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US Department of Energy Announces Stricter Efficiency Standards for Water Heaters

April 2, 2010 by  
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Photo: Wikipedia , CC “Carbon dioxide emissions will be cut by 164 million metric tons over 30 years.” Heating water is one of the most energy-intensive (and thus polluting) things that takes place in the average house or apartment building. There are two main approaches to make it greener: We can use less hot water in the first place (shorter showers, making sure the dishwasher is full, wash clothes in cold water, etc), and we can improve the water heaters themselves so they’re more efficient…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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AirTap: A Heat Pump For Your Hot Water Heater: Hot or Not?

March 1, 2010 by  
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There are few appliances dumber than an electric hot water heater; it uses energy made from boiling water to run turbines to turn generators to be distributed over wires…to boil water again. The AirTap is a heat pump that improves the process somewhat, by taking energy from the air and using it to heat the water.

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