Water Conservation in the shower

WaterSense Label Leads to Water, Energy and Cost Savings

The average American uses 100 gallons of water a day at home, and while those gallons add up, so do the dollars. A typical U.S. household spends $1,100 per year on water, but it can save $350 annually simply by installing water-efficient fixtures and appliances. What’s more, reducing water use doesn’t just pad your wallet …
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Flowers for clean air

Getting Smart About Outdoor Water Use

It actually seems a bit unfair. Just when our yards and gardens reach full bloom, summer’s hot, dry weather comes along and makes it challenging to keep everything lush and beautiful. For areas of the country experiencing drought conditions and watering restrictions, it’s an even bigger challenge. Outdoor water use is at its peak, making …
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Carbon Emissions

Who Left the Lights On?! The Brilliance of Occupancy Sensors

Saving energy continues to be a hot topic for many Americans. And one of our favorite energy-saving products is an occupancy sensor, or a “smart” light switch from Lutron called the Maestro® occupancy sensor switch. This switch automates the lights in your home – it automatically turns lights on when you enter a room, leaves them …
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5 Great Reasons to Bring Home ENERGY STAR-Certified Products

If you've been looking for ways to make your home greener, more energy efficient and cut utility costs, it doesn’t seem like an easy task, especially if you have an older home. Why not simplify the process and buy ENERGY STAR®-rated products whenever you can.
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What is Eco Options?

I am often asked “What is Eco Options and why does The Home Depot have this program?” The Eco Options program identifies products that have less of an impact on the environment than comparable standard products. Our intentions are to make it easier for customers to identify which purchases will help them reduce their environmental impact.
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HydroRight Dual-Flush Converter Offers Greater Consumer Choice

Toilet experts at MJSI continue their dedication to high-efficiency plumbing innovation by introducing the 2012 model of its award-winning HydroRight dual flush converter. Engineered to convert standard toilets into water-saving dual flush toilets, the 2012 HydroRight is the only converter that features an interchangeable designer chrome handle and button.
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