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Jamie Peters is the Director of Client Solutions at EnergySavvy, a software company that aims to transform the way utilities interact with and serve their customers. Peters brings seven years of energy efficiency program experience to EnergySavvy, including launching Illinois’ first statewide Home Performance with Energy Star program, managing large-scale…See More
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"Excellent article, thank you so much. It frustrates me how little attention is given showers and showerheads, given the large usage of heated water they represent. As the authors confirm, people "don't like" low flow showerheads.…"
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Brad Cook commented on Home Energy Magazine's blog post Do Low Flow Showerheads Save Water?
"I have been measuring the flow rate of every shower head as part of an energy assessment in a wide range of (mostly old) housing. After measuring hundreds of shower heads, I very rarely find one that flows at greater than 2.0 GPM. Many of those…"
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Women in Building Performance: Jamie Peters

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Jamie Peters is the Director of Client Solutions at EnergySavvy, a software company that aims to transform the way utilities interact with and serve their customers. Peters brings seven years of energy efficiency program experience to EnergySavvy, including launching…

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Do Low Flow Showerheads Save Water?

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Did you know that, on average, people take 0.69 showers per day?

Did you know that the average shower lasts 7.8 minutes?

Did you know that showering uses a lot of water? Showering currently accounts for almost 20% of all indoor residential water demand!

There is no question that many people want to be environmentally responsible and use our natural resources—including water—more…

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The Elephant in the Room

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Last week I attended the annual Home Performance Coalition (HPC) Conference & Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee. (Along with 1,900 other people!)

One of my favorite sessions included Kara Saul-Rinaldi, the Vice President of Government Affairs and Policy at HPC. With over 20 years of experience in policy and communications strategy and legislative and regulatory experience, Kara has worked for members of Congress, testified before congressional committees, and appeared in a…

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