30 Nov '13, 11pm

Self-powered water and energy meter shortens showers by making you think of the Arctic

Conserving resources ought to be a no-brainer, at least to this crowd, but connecting our daily habits with their impact on our wallet might be more convincing that just trying to 'conserve water' or 'reduce our carbon footprint'. One way to make that connection is through better data, in the form of smart meters for our water and energy consumption, showing us exactly how much water or energy is being used, and by what, at any given point in time. A new type of smart water meter aims to make that more accessible, at least in terms of what comes out of the shower nozzle, and its design includes a self-powering feature, eliminating the need for battery changes or a power cord. The Amphiro series of smart water meters for the shower has many beneficial features that could make it simple and easy to get accurate data on both water consumption and the associated energy use fro...

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