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You can save water at home — and save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save money in the process!

By Eartheasy Posted Sep 21, 2010

You can save water at home — and save energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save money in the process! WECalc, the Pacific Institute’s Water-Energy-Climate Calculator, asks you a series of questions about your home water use habits, and based on your replies, estimates your water use and provides personalized recommendations for reducing it. WECalc also estimates your water-related energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions and shows you how much you can save — and how to do it.

Saving water saves energy because capturing, transporting, treating, and using water is highly energy-intensive. And energy use releases greenhouse gases to the atmosphere; use less water, emit less greenhouse gas. A Pacific Institute report on water conservation and efficiency found that implementing widely available, cost-effective technologies and practices could reduce California’s current urban water use by a third, and the California Energy Commission concluded that water conservation and efficiency improvements could produce 95% of the energy savings as traditional energy-efficiency programs at 55% of the cost. You can save money while you save water.

And while the above report focuses on water issues in California, the WECalc online tool is free and available to use for anyone who lives in the US.

Find out how much water and energy you use at home, for showers, clothes washers, dishwashers, faucets, lawns, and more. Because the bottom line is that saving water saves energy and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. How much can you save, and how much will it cost? Get started on WECalc and find out!

To find water conservation products for the home, visit Eartheasy’s online store.

To learn how to save water at home and in the yard, visit Eartheasy’s Guide to Water Conservation.

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  • http://www.comcastxfinity.zoomshare.com/ FeliciaCorrine

    Oh! The WECalc application seems to be a really cool one. Just
    by answering a few questions, it can give us an estimate of our water usage levels.
    By knowing this, we will be able to keep a check on our water using habits and start
    using water wisely. The best thing is it even provides tips to conserve water! Saving
    the natural resources is the need of the hour. The Save trees movement has been
    successful to some extent as people have started shopping and paying bills
    online.
     

  • http://attuversecouponcode.jimdo.com/ Sharon Thomas

    Saving water, energy, fuel and electricity is become increasingly important. Saving it through an online tool is a great idea. I guess this awareness has to be brought from childhood. Schools and colleges should take the extra responsibility to include these topics.

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