29 Jan '13, 7pm

Low-flow schmow-flow! Have you looked at how much potable water that cooling tower uses?

Low-flow schmow-flow! Have you looked at how much potable water that cooling tower uses?

BackPage Primer from Environmental Building News Water Budgets: A Holistic Look at Efficiency Have we been focusing on the wrong water-efficiency measures all along? Even though low-flow and low-flush fixtures have become common over the years, fewer project teams have been aware of the water savings that could be realized by looking at cooling towers, commercial kitchen equipment, medical equipment, and even municipal steam systems. The water consumption from these can dwarf that of bathroom fixtures. Fortunately, there are tools available to help look holistically at how to get the biggest—and most cost-effective—water savings in a building. A “water budget” is a framework that has long been used to look at the relationship of input and output of water flows in a region. By looking at the interplay of precipitation and evapotranspiration, planners and hydrologists can un...

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