It's a given that we waste a lot of water in the bathroom, most notably in the shower. We heat up water and it goes down the drain. There have been some systems that recycle and reuse this gray water in other ways, but all in all, no real benchmark.
's Green Shower will inform you how much water and heat you waste via a flexible LCD display. It will also keep a record of how much water is used by each person. It's been shown that any type of monitoring can save save you up to 30% in energy expenditures. The display will also tell you the temperature of the water. You will waste less energy by knowing exactly when the water reaches your desired temperature.
There's a 24V DC power generator built inside this shower. It will charge itself using hydro-electric power. Kind of neat that using the water charges up the generator at the same time. Our guess is that the power is either shunted back into the household system, or simply used to heat up the water for your shower.
The monitoring system are nice and dandy, but what we really like is the little hydro-electric generator that is included inside the shower. That is a really interesting idea, and it could be surprising at how much power these generators can harness from houses.
[via Yanko Design]
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