Study: Gas hot water not the answer 1 October 2013 Gas hot water isn’t as sustainable as Point-of-use instant electric systems under many circumstances.
28 May 2013
This report presents a peer-reviewed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), examining potential hot water systems (HWSs) in the built environment, for medium and high density apartment buildings. It compares the potential environmental impacts of either centralised or point of use hot water delivery within two buildings.
Australian owned technology developer MicroHeat Technologies, has created a new and innovative type of instantaneous water heater.
The Continuous Flow Electric Water Heater (CFEWH) directly energises ‘conductive’ fluids (such as water or glycol) by making the fluid a ‘connecting wire’ between energised plates.
This means the desired fluid can be heated in a controlled, energy-efficient and instantaneous manner, without the need for overheated elements, or the risk of boiling dry.
A ‘whole-system’ approach to hot water.
An RMIT University investigation into the environmental impacts of hot water systems has revealed the need for greater flexibility in Australian building policies, writes Paula Wallace.
Researchers from RMIT’s Centre for Design have for the first time compared the impact across the life cycle of a gas centralised hot water system with a point-of-use instant electric system in medium and high density apartments.
Technology Review: Next Generation Electrical Water Heating Technology by MicroHeat