Commercial building and facilities management resources for corporate facility executives, building operators and facility managers in all industry and service sectors. Water Conservation articles below.
In the spirit of its ENERGY STAR “Battle of the Buildings,” EPA introduces this 90 day competition focused on energy and water savings.
Sloan and Falcon Waterfree Technologies teamed up to provide faucets, toilets and urinals that will boost water conservation at the Orthopaedic Institute for Children.
Since 2011, Better Buildings Challenge partners and energy efficiency commitments have tripled, resulting in energy cost savings that exceed $1.3 billion and the avoidance of 100 million tons of harmful carbon emissions.
Siemens has been awarded a $38.6M contract by the Federal Bureau of Prisons to implement energy and water conservation measures that will save $2.5M annually at two correctional facilities in eastern Kentucky.
Seven practical ways facility executives can make their landscapes even “greener” this Earth Day, and throughout the year.
Over the last two decades, extreme drought events in the U.S. have vividly illustrated the imperative for technologies that increase water usage efficiency as well as strategies and methods to reduce demand.
This issue looks at smart lighting trends, how to choose carpet and flooring, physical security planning, and energy efficiency for data centers. Plus, wellness and water conservation.
With global water demand for manufacturing expected to increase by 400 percent by 2050, Dow contends that organizations seeking to remain in business must use this scarce resource more efficiently.
Almost half the world's workers —1.5 billion people — work in water related sectors and nearly all jobs depend on water and those that ensure its safe delivery, according to the United Nations. So, it’s no surprise that the theme for today's World Water Day is “Water and Jobs.”
The Alliance for Water Efficiency has provided a comprehensive list of water conservation tips for commercial, industrial, and institutional water use.
After more than four years of unrelenting drought, water rate hikes and usage restrictions are forcing businesses across California to rethink their landscaping.
Colorado’s New Energy Improvement District has launched a statewide commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program – providing commercial property owners a unique mechanism...
2015 WEP: Water Efficiency Provisions of the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) provides the most contemporary requirements for designers, policy makers, and the construction community who are looking for ways to deal with severe droughts and the need to better conserve water.
Green buildings can be healthier, reducing mold, mildew, and other allergens that contribute to asthma and other significant health issues.
Adoption and application of codes and standards are essential preventive measures that are key to outdoor safety.
A long-term effort toward sustainable practices at the University of California, Davis delivers results.
Water conservation and ease of retrofit are key features of this new modular sensor faucet line.
The plumbing systems manufacturer has joined the Cubs organization as a Legacy Partner and Official Water Efficiency Partner.
Facility executives can explore how many state and utility policies (or lack thereof) address water loss via infrastructure.
GEMI and Environmental Defense Fund team up to expand water efficiency toolkit for those companies facing drought conditions or water shortages.
Increasingly, water shortages and quality are an important facility management issue.
Bob Wengel, vice president of facilities at the John G. Shedd Aquarium and 2012 TFM Facility Executive of the Year, writes on the strides the facility is making in sustainability.
Designed to further water conservation efforts, the new Omni-Flo Urinal is suitable for new or retrofit applications.
Study shows 60% of companies indicate water is poised to affect business growth and profitability within five years; more than 80% say it will influence decisions on where to locate facilities.
Intuitive, lighted controls enhance the user experience of this low-flow hand washing fixture.
This article from Bradley Corporation discusses how reducing water consumption and paper towel use are among the ways to achieve greener restrooms.
The brass construction valves aim to address common issues associated with flush valve designs—reliability, maintenance and repairs, and water conservation.
A leak about as small as the tip of a ballpoint pen (or 1/32nd of an inch) can waste about 6,300 gallons of water per month. As the weather warms up and facility managers concentrate their attention on landscaping, sprinkler systems should come under scrutiny.
The National Association of Water Companies and U.S. Chamber of Commerce launch a campaign for leaders, businesses, and the public to make the case for water infrastructure investment.
Featuring four models, this collection of solar powered, sensor activated, water efficient flushometers from Sloan are now available in a concealed, vandal resistant version.
Some simple facility management decisions can help organizations get a better sense of natural resource usage. Strategic choices in plumbing equipment steadily reduce water costs and consumption.
Atkins, an global engineering and design consulting firm, has added a national retro-commissioning business to its service offerings. If its engineers find efficiency issues in a facility, they repair, adjust, and refurbish its systems to improve airflow, water flow, and other aspects of operations.
Facility managers can estimate how much water they can save by switching from a 2.2 GPM faucet to a 1.5 GPM or a 0.5 GPM faucet. The calculator is pre-programmed with estimated sewer costs from major cities.
Posty Cards, Inc., a Kansas City, MO manufacturer of personalized corporate greeting cards was recognized with LEED Platinum certification in April 2012. This topped off a "once in a generation" expansion and renovation project for the 64 year old company.