NC State Extension

Kit Reporting – Calculating Showerhead Savings

If you need help from me, just ask! Laura_Langham@ncsu.edu Calculate here: Energy Cost Calculator for Faucets and Showerheads at Energy.gov.

  • Example of Final Reporting Statement: As a result of this workshop, 20 showerheads were installed by participants for a combined energy and water cost savings of $ 17,980.00 over an estimated 10 year life expectancy (of showerhead) compared to a base model. See how to do this below.
  • If you use the 1.0 gpm calculation, Lifetime Energy and Water Cost Savings for 1 showerhead is $759 for gas water heating and $1,039 for electric water heating.
  • If you use the 1.5 gpm calculation, Lifetime Energy and Water Cost Savings for 1 showerhead is $509 for gas water heating and $690 for electric water heating.
  • Use this wording when reporting: For (choose electric or gas) water heating applications, your selection of an energy saving with a flow rate of gallon(s) per minute will have a combined energy and water cost savings (per ) of $ over an estimated 10 year life expectancy compared to the base model.
  • Multiply by # of showerheads your participants installed. For example, If you had 20 participants and you estimate that 1/2 of them use gas and 1/2 use electric, using the 1.0 gpm calculation, you would say 759 x 10 + 1039 x 10 = 10390 + 7590 = $17,980.00
  • Final Reporting statement: As a result of this workshop, 20 showerheads were installed by participants for a combined energy and water cost savings of $ 17,980.00 over an estimated 10 year life expectancy compared to a base model.
  • Energy Cost Calculator for Faucets and Showerheads – Here is a sample of what it will look like:

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