Tag Archive for Water-Energy

Washing Laundry in Cold Water is the Same As…

A full 90 percent of the energy used in washing clothes goes toward heating the water, so it stands to reason that using less energy by washing in cold, unheated water would create significant environmental savings. But just how much difference are we really talking about?

washing-machine01We got the TreeHugger HQ math monkeys to crunch some numbers, and came up with some pretty interesting results. It turns out that pressing the cold/cold button (instead of the hot/warm button) on your washing machine has the same impact as… Read more

The Water-Energy Correlation

Organisation: American Water

As cities continue to grow, particularly in regions already experiencing water scarcity, the linkages between water and energy use are becoming more important. A growing community needs more power, which requires additional water. Read more