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Drought Forces Tough Choices in the West

Posted on April 27,2015 by ScottG in California

In California and other parts of the West, a prolonged drought is severely taxing water supplies and prompting state and local governments to push for strict conservation. Water conservation has been a longstanding part of the green-building credo, but until fairly recently was more of an option than a necessity.

Can Switching to a Dual-Flush Toilet Save Heat?

Posted on April 27,2015 by user-1048334 in BTU

First off, my wife just joked that I used a photo of a “male bathroom”: seat up and two rolls of toilet paper. Regarding the heat savings mentioned in the headline, we'll see... I haven't done the math yet. But it is a minor claim occasionally made alongside the claim that these toilets save water.

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