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EcoDrain Reduce Water Heater Use by 40%

EcoDrain

EcoDrain

We are tapping all sorts of alternative energy resources as we move towards a Greener environment. Taking a warm shower feels wonderful. But making use of that warm waste water is now applicable. Meet the EcoDrain.

The EcoDrain captures the heat from the water drain and transfers it to cold incoming water. This simple heat exchange can save water heater usage by 40%.

EcoDrain Diagram

EcoDrain Diagram

The EcoDrain is designed by Chief Engineer Marc Hoffman. There are challenges in getting building codes to approve this. We suspect eventually, new homes will integrate this. Older homes will probably not be cost effective enough unless there is a less intrusive way to install.

Via Inhabitat

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