Water Usage

We all know this is one of the most important resources we have. Water conservation technologies and strategies are often the most overlooked aspects of a whole-building design. However, the planning for various water uses within a building is increasingly becoming a high priority. There are a number of strategies that can be employed to reduce the amount of water consumed within a building. More specifically, a wide range of technologies and measures can be employed within each of these strategies to save water and associated energy consumption.

Water-Efficient Plumbing Fixtures - Ultra low-flow toilets and urinals, waterless urinals, low-flow and sensor sinks, low-flow showerheads, and water-efficient dishwashers and washing machines.

Irrigation & Landscaping Measures - Water-efficient irrigation systems, irrigation control systems, low-flow sprinkler heads, and water-efficient scheduling practices.

Water recycling or reuse measures - Gray water, process recycling systems, and methods to reduce water use in HVAC systems.