Swedish designer Mehrdad Mahdjoubi took a page out of NASA’s book and created a high-tech water recycling system that claims to save up to $1300/year in energy bills.
The system is called OrbSys Shower and it works similarly to the way showers in space work. The water that falls into the shower drain is immediately purified to drinking water standard and then pumped back out through the showerhead. Since the water is already heated, very little energy must be used to get it back up to temperature.
It’s a one-two punch for household savings.
According to Mahdjoubi’s interview with CNN Tech, there’s a 90% savings in water and an 80% savings in energy with every shower taken. For an average home, that can work out to around $1351 in yearly savings.
See more of this great product on the Orbital Systems website.
Credit: CNN Tech