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2. Here are my sources for measured energy savings attributable to the use of a drainwater heat recovery device: a. Energy Design Update article, September 1997, reported field monitoring data gathered by researchers at Northeast Utilities in Hartford, Ct. The researchers reported 20% savings in hot water energy use. b. Energy Design Update article, September 2000, reported on data gathered by ORNL in Duluth, Minnesota. Over a one-year period, GFX devices saved between 25% and 30% of hot water energy use. c. Energy Design Update, March 2001, reported that energy consultant Bion Howard's measurements and calculations support 15% to 22% hot water energy savings from use of the GFX device. d. Energy Design Update, October 2006, reported on a Manitoba Hydro study that found that on average, a GFX saved 16% of energy used for hot water; these savings averaged 21% in houses with...

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