Smart business owners and facility managers know that conserving water can save them money and improve the environment. Reducing water usage at your business typically also extends to savings in wastewater and electricity charges.
What many property owners may not realize is that saving water also saves energy. For instance, almost 7% of the energy used in the State of California is for pumping and treating water. Alternatively, saving energy and using alternative energy sources saves water. Electricity production from fossil fuels and nuclear energy is responsible for 39% of all freshwater withdrawals in the nation.
AGPOM endorses the efforts of WaterSense; a partnership program financed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Similar to the efforts of EnergyStar with product energy use, WaterSense pre-qualifies water use products and lables them as passing certain efficiency standards. We promote the use of WaterSense labled products in your business.
The following links provide more water conservation information, and how your business can participate.
Water used in hotels and other lodging facilities accounts for approximately 15 percent of the total water use in commercial and institutional buildings in the United States.
Commercial and institutional buildings use a large portion of municipally supplied water in the United States.
Water used in hospitality and food service establishments accounts for approximately 15 percent of the total water use in commercial and institutional facilities in the United States.
An in-depth review of water-efficient domestic products, technologies and appliances.
Business is increasingly aware of the need to use water more efficiently to reduce their risk to water shortages and increasing costs. There is a strong business case to be made for water efficiency.
A detailed report designed for commercial building owners and managers.
Replacing just 1 traditional urinal that uses 1.5 gallons per flush with a more modern, effecient urinal can save a facility approximately 4,600 gallons of water annually.