Referred to as Structural Waste, every building has a unique plumbing architecture behind its walls that creates cold water in the hot water line as the previously heated water in the line cools during periods of non-use. This cold water must now be purged from the hot water line before hot water can reach the shower. Structural Waste is reason why you have to wait, wait, wait for your shower to get warm after turning-on the water. And as apartments increase in size and us lower flow fixtures the Structural Waste problem grows worse and worse.
Known as Behavioral Waste, about a minute's worth of hot water accidentally runs down the drain as bathers wait for their shower to get warm. Let's be honest, waiting for hot water is inconvenient and we're all quite busy during our get-ready routines. So, we sneak away to do some other stuff while we're waiting. Brushing teeth, using the toilet, shaving and making the bed are common activities. When we return, the shower is warm and ready, but how much hot water ran down the drain while we were away? Research suggests it's 2-6 gallons per shower depending on the shower head's flow rate.
One can imagine with distracted teens how this could be much much more...
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Research shows 75% of users walk away after turning on their shower to do something else; most often not returning until that task(s) is complete, wasting up to 25% of the hot water uses for entire bathing process. read the report
Did you know the speed at which the Structural Waste travels through the pipes during your shower's warm-up impacts the actual volume of cold water that must be purged before hot water arrives? The lower flow, the larger the volume of Structural Waste. Today's low-flow showerheads can increase the volume of Structural Waste by 50% to 100%. And more waste means even longer waits. And longer waits means more hot showers running empty. And more hot showers running empty means more Behavioral Waste. It's a compounding problem.
What if you could dramatically increase the speed at which hot water arrives? What if you could prevent hot water from running down the drain when no-one's in the shower? What if you could accomplish both without asking anyone to change their get-ready routine? With ShowerStart Technology it not only possible, it's easy.
Built for tub/shower combo bathrooms, Evolve's Auto Diverting Tub Spout System saves water and energy in 4 unique ways:
In total the Auto Diverting Tub Spout can save up to 16 gallons of hot water per shower. That means saving not only water, but also the energy used to heat it.
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Designed for compatibility with all standard shower heads and hand showers, Evolve's ShowerStart TSV is the easiest way to add comfort and convenience to your get-ready routine, while saving water and energy too. ShowerStart TSV:
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To review research and in-field results, we invite you to visit the following links:
Getting into Hot Water, The New Energy Efficiency Frontier: Gary Klein
Contact us today to learn more about how Evolve Technologies' products can bring comfort and convenience to your shower while lowering your residence's water and energy bills.