[Greenbuilding] low flow shower heads

Steven Tjiang steve at tjiang.org
Fri May 13 15:01:30 PDT 2011


We can lecture, admonish, encourage all we want.  The easiest way to get the
desired behavior is to make energy more expensive.

---- Steve (KZ6LSD)


On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 2:59 PM, Reuben Deumling <9watts at gmail.com> wrote:

> Fair enough. Though now I am imagining you listening at the bathroom door
> while your guests are showering to catch any interruptions in flow.
> My experience is that habits (and I'd consider showering behavior to be
> very much habitual) are not the kind of thing everyone experiments with,
> interrogates, is inclined to think of as mutable. But at the same time I
> don't think this means folks can't come around, or learn to
> like/defend/champion a new habit or device or practice. Some folks are into
> experimenting, others might take their time, still others wouldn't be caught
> dead doing anything different than they always have (according to his
> autobiography, Woody Allen must cut his breakfast banana into exactly seven
> pieces). I think some of use here are misinterpreting the observed behavior
> of the middle category--those who wouldn't be likely to try out your shower
> valve on the first or second opportunity while engaging in their shower
> practice in your bathroom--as disinclined to experiment because they don't
> immediately embrace it, or try it out.
>
> On Fri, May 13, 2011 at 2:49 PM, Steven Tjiang <steve at tjiang.org> wrote:
>
>> Reuben,
>>
>> You're right.  My claim is anecdotal but I have no reason to believe my
>> claim isn't true.
>>
>> Every person who has ever showered in my former house when I had a "navy
>> shower" button has not used it.  Zip!  NOBODY! NADA! NOT A SINGLE ONE and
>> they did know about the purpose. So this is in the tens of people. It's not
>> good to lecture you guests and family so I did not push it any further.
>>
>> ---- Steve (KZ6LSD)
>>
>>
>>
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