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Gunnar Hubbard and friends at Thornton Tomasetti (formerly Fore Solutions) just announced results of a new study in their e-bulleting, below.


As part of our work as LEED Consultants on Husson University’s Living Learning Center, Project Director Amanda Lehman implemented a low-flow showerhead experiment to test the most innovative water-saving showerheads on the market. Husson University, like many of our clients, was hesitant to install 1.5 gpm showerheads. Because the Living Learning Center is a college dormitory, it presented a great opportunity to implement water-saving technology.

Amanda contacted leading showerhead manufacturers and asked them to send their most innovative water-saving fixtures. She and her three roommates participated, testing more than 15 water-saving models. After using each fixture and completing a survey after each shower, Amanda narrowed the results to the “Top Five.” These showerheads were judged on overall pressure and spray coverage (width) as well as their ability to make the user feel clean without staying in the shower longer and to fulfill the needs of the user without having to adjust the water temperature.

Click here for the Top Five

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green building consultant; owner/founder, Design AVEnues LLC

Ann V. Edminster, M. Arch., LEED AP, is a leading green building consultant, speaker, teacher, and author. Her recent work and award-winning book, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, focus on net-zero energy homes. Ann has taught for groups including AIA, USGBC, Pacific Gas & Electric, and Southern California Edison. Ann’s consulting clients include major builders, software companies, design firms, developers, public agencies, utilities, investors, and homeowners. She has held key roles on numerous award-winning residential projects of all types.

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