Deemed energy savings have diminished greatly over the past few years as the low flow shower head market has become saturated and Public Utility Commissions have disincentivized their use.
This leaves utilities in a bind. Consumers readily understand and relate to the benefits of saving water (more so than energy) and shower heads are inexpensive, deliver meaningful energy savings and, are easy to install.
But utilities don’t have to abandon the use of showerheads altogether. That’s right! There’s a great way to continue incentivizing showerheads in all your energy efficiency and weatherization programs. Simply use Evolve shower heads and hand showers containing ShowerStart Technology and your showerhead savings will continue to flow.
ShowerStart savings are quite different than traditional showerhead savings (and they’ll remain intact even though standard showerhead savings are being diminished or eliminated altogether). Rather than lowering flow while showering, like a low flow showerhead, ShowerStart saves the hot water that's accidentally wasted after the shower is started, but before actual showering begins. Known as “Warm-Up Waste” this is the water that runs down the drain while we’re waiting for hot water to arrive.
Research from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab indicates Warm-Up Waste comprises up to 30% of a shower. And subsequent analysis of their field studies, and pilot programs run by utility companies, indicates the majority of Warm-Up Waste is actually energy ladened hot water.
Showerheads and handshowers containing integrated ShowerStart Technology look good and their carefully crafted spray nozzles and pressure compensating flow regulation mean they deliver a great feeling, high pressure spray despite their efficient flows.
Contact us today to learn more about how Evolve Technologies' products with ShowerStart Technology can continue delivering kWh and Therm savings to your energy efficiency and weatherization programs as showerhead savings are diminished and, ultimately eliminated by Public Utility Commisions and oversight bodies.