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POST 1992 STATISTICS
For each post-1992 home refitted with High Efficiency Toilets and SSI High Efficiency Fixtures each homeowner will save:

13,359
Gallons of water per year
52
Therms of Natural gas per Year
0
kWh of electricity per year
$120
Saved (including natural gas, water and sewer)
614
lb/yr of CO2 Emissions


If every home in a city of 90,000 people was refitted with High Efficiency Toilets and SSI High Efficiency Fixtures: (assuming 50% of the homes are pre ’92 and 50% are post or retrofitted)

The city home owners would save:

540,745,219
Gallons of water per year
1,586,476
Therms of Natural gas per Year
0
kWh of electricity per year
$4,167,724
Saved (including natural gas, water and sewer)
18,573,353
lb/yr of CO2 Emissions


The  Utilities will save:
Water Delivery:
540,745,219
Gallons of water not pumped, treated and supplied to the homes
 
5,515,601
Kilowatt-hours of electricity saved
 
$661,872
Saved for energy
 
$4,167,724
Saved (including natural gas, water and sewer)
 
13,212,445
lb/yr of CO2 Emissions

 

Wastewater Treatment:
540,745,219
Gallons of wastewater not removed from the homes, treated
and returned to the environment
 
1,351,863
Kilowatt-hours of electricity saved
 
$162,224
Saved for energy
 
$4,167,724
Saved (including natural gas, water and sewer)
 
3,238,344
lb/yr of CO2 Emissions

 

Electric Utilities:
6,867,464
Kilowatt-hours of electricity saved
 
16,450,789
lb/yr of CO2 Emissions

 

Natural Gas Utilities:
1,586,476
Therms/yr of Natural Gas
 
18,573,353
lb/yr of CO2

 

Refit Cost:
$400
per bathroom
 
$800
per house at average of two bathrooms per house.

 

Tax Credits + Rebates:
Variable, but often possible.
 
      
One small step for man… our population grows and our resources do not. There is no more fresh water on Earth today than there was a million years ago. Yet today, 6 billion people share it. Since 1950, the world population has doubled, but water use has tripled.  Early in the new millennium, Californians use nearly 23 trillion gallons of water a year, much of it coming from Sierra Nevada snowmelt. But climate change is producing less snowpack and is causing it to melt faster each year, jeopardizing future supplies.It’s become very clear that we need to conserve.

Virtually any building can generate the majority of the energy it needs using modern well engineered solar systems, it’s not that difficult.

Email  jodi@jodisummers.com  for details on how and why to swap out your shower heads, toilets and how to install aeration filters.