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.
After more than four years of unrelenting drought, water rate hikes and usage restrictions are forcing businesses across California to rethink their landscaping.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chicago Faucets has introduced its new 90 Series pre-rinse spray valves designed to meet the demands of food service applications and offering significant water...
Rain Bird, an Azusa, CA manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services, has partnered with The Greenwater Foundation in support of its Groundwater...
The IFMA Foundation and ASBE have produced a free white paper titled A Comprehensive Guide to Water Conservation: The Bottom Line Impacts, Challenges and Rewards.
ANSI and the EPA have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to mark ANSI's acceptance as an Accreditation Body to participate in the EPA WaterSense Program.