Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Fiber optic lighting

While it will probably not be an issue with a typical earthship, it's possible to have natural light with fiber optic cables.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Recapturing heat from draining water

I stumbled on a site ages ago that I apparently forgot to include on this blog, but I recently found a couple of sites related to it.

Graywater Heat Recovery and REI both have products that recapture the heat from warm water that goes down the drain, transferring that heat to water coming out of the faucet. All told, this technology allows a homeowner to significantly reduce the amount of energy it takes to heat water.

The original site I found is EcoDrain.

Somewhat related: I'd love to have temperature-controlled faucet lights. Why? Funsies!