The Water Energy Nexus continues


As we continue to watch the devastation in South Carolina, water is a big topic right now. Yet in other parts of the country, droughts continue to plague us. I just attended a session on using water sensibly in a home and I kick off a US Green Building Council meeting this month on The Water Energy Nexus. WATER is definitely on my mind right now.

In support of the upcoming program The Water Energy Nexus, check out this brief excerpt from the article in The Healthy Planet “Connecting Water and Energy
Save water by saving energy. Save energy by saving water. The interdependency between energy and water is an often unknown fact. It makes sense when you think about it – electricity or other fuels are used to clean, move, and heat water from its source to our sinks. And water is used to cool and clean – key activities in making electricity and making most of the “stuff” we use. For example, a 60-watt incandescent light bulb uses between 3,000 gallons and 6,000 gallons of water to power up 12 hours a day over the course of a year, according to a study by researchers at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.”
To read the full article go to The Water Energy Nexus in the September issue of The Healthy Planet.

What can you do around your home to use water a little more wisely? For more ideas, give me a call.

To read more about Water, check out my blogs on HomeNav The Connection Between Water Use and Energy and WaterSense Water Saving Resources.

For tips, tricks, and guidelines to making your home and lifestyle GREEN, visit me, The Green Home Coach, at  Give me a call at 877-828-1827 or drop me a line at


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