Chapter 16

WATER-EFFICIENT DWELLINGS

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Figure 16.1:Comparison between homes with conventional (right) and water-efficient (left) systems.

With global concerns over water shortages, conservation and efficiency have become highly important for governments, designers and homeowners. In response, technologies that minimize water usage, and recycle waste water without compromising quality or service have been developed. Such tools are being put to use to create water-efficient dwellings.

Homeowners stand to save the most water, and as a result money, by implementing several measures indoors where over 70 per cent of domestic use takes place (Environmental ...

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