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Have You Been Conflating Water with Energy? Here Are 5 Reasons to Stop

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Mar 03, 2015 01:00 AM
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by Paula Melton last modified Mar 02, 2015

Author name:  Nadav Malin Blog Category:  BuildingGreen's Top Stories Green Topics:  Water Management Energy Efficiency Until we stop talking about water as if it’s a clone of energy, water won’t get the respect it deserves or the attention it needs. Two sessions at NESEA’s BuildingEnergy ’15 conference, “Reinventing the Water Grid” parts one and two , are out to change that. Policy wonks have been saying for years that water is THE critical resource on our planet—even more so than energy. Yet the time and attention that we devote to water remains a fraction of that we allot to energy. I think that the problem is that we tend to talk about water conservation and efficiency as if water is just a clone of energy. Water and energy are similar in many ways, but there are key differences; until we appreciate these differences and embrace water on its own terms, we’ll continue to dis it. Here are the five key differences that are confusing our approach: read more






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