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Author(s):Karpiscak, Martin M.; Brittain, Richard G.; Foster, Kennith E.
Author Affiliation:Assistant Research Scientist, Office of Arid Lands Studies, University of Arizona, 845 N. Park Ave., Tucson, Arizona 85719; Research Associate, College of Architecture, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, 85721; and Director, Office of Arid Lands Studies, University of Arizona.
Title:Desert House: A demonstration/experiment in efficient domestic water and energy use
Section:Technical Papers
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Source:Water Resources Bulletin. Vol. 30, No. 2, March/April 1994, p. 329-334.
# of Pages:6
Publishing Information:Bethesda, MD: American Water Resources Association.
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Water conservation; Water use; Lawn turf
Abstract/Contents:"In May 1993, a single-family home and adjoining information center opened to the public at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. Desert House is designed as an example of what can be achieved today using available technology to improve residential water and energy efficiency. The home is expected to reduce water and energy use by 40 percent compared with that for the typical three-bedroom, single family residence in the Phoenix area. Water-conserving features include: landscape design employing low-water use plants, minimum turf area, mulch around plants to reduce evaporation, and drip irrigation system; spa cover for evaporation reduction; rainwater harvesting; low-flow shower heads, faucets, and toilets; and graywater reuse system. The home will be occupied by a family and monitored for water and energy use by computer. Visitors are able to access real time water and energy use data about the home, as well as tour the information center, technical exhibits, surrounding landscape, and the home when it is open (one afternoon a week)."
Language:English
References:6
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Karpiscak, M. M., R. G. Brittain, and K. E. Foster. 1994. Desert House: A demonstration/experiment in efficient domestic water and energy use. Water Resour. Bull. 30(2):p. 329-334.
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