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Tips, technology, and common sense solutions for being more efficient with water.

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EPA WaterSense Versus Irrigation Association SWAT Certification
If you are an irrigation or water nerd like us, you've heard of the two major types of water efficiency certifications: WaterSmart and SWAT. Here's a quick rundown of important similarities and differences you should know about. First, a bit of historical context: SWAT History SWAT, or Smart Water Application Technology, was created in 2002 by...
Oct 8, 2015 1:00 PM ET
Good News for the Environment—China and Shell Make Major Announcements
Climate experts have always said that there are two primary factors that will determine the future health of our planet—China’s continued reliance on coal and other dirty energy sources, and achieving price parity for renewables so that investment in fossil fuel drilling, production, and distribution becomes infeasible and unprofitable. Fortunately, two momentous announcements were...
Oct 7, 2015 8:00 AM ET
In an Emergency, One Rain Barrel Will Keep Two Adults Alive for a Month
It's rough math, of course, but most adults can survive with less than a gallon a day of fresh drinking water. That's good news, if you're in an extreme drought area and concerned that the municipal source might dry up at short notice. For the moment, lets forget about cooking, washing up, and watering your lawn. This is survival rationing. rain barrel, an inch of rain in a...
Jul 16, 2015 6:30 AM ET
Clear Advantages: Whole-Home Water Purification
For consumers interested in clean, mineral-enriched drinking water, bottled water has been the traditional go-to solution. However, with growing interest in conserving resources, homeowners are increasingly considering alternatives such as point-of-use water filters and whole-house water purification systems. Pointing your clients to these systems will help reduce...
Jun 17, 2015 9:00 AM ET
Green Builder Media Launches New Web Site: Saving Water: Tips, Technology and Common Sense Solutions for a Thirsty World
The ongoing California drought, Colorado River issues and general water angst around the country has brought a fresh awareness to the true value of water and how we use it. To keep pace with the news and water innovations, Green Builder® Media has launched a new online site dedicated to saving water. This...
Jun 16, 2015 6:00 AM ET

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