The Importance of Benchmarking Water Use

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Water plays an integral role in operations for commercial buildings, multifamily communities and manufacturing spaces. As such, it’s important to understand water usage patterns to ensure efficiency and reduce liabilities. In recent years, benchmarking has become the standard for energy monitoring as costs, and associated environmental and sustainability issues have raised awareness around the importance […]

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In-Building Water Conservation Tips

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Plumbing system integrity is not something that we often think about. And although plumbing systems are highly prone to inefficiencies and leaks, the famous proverb “out of sight, out of mind” often holds water. Protect your investment, the environment and your budget with these in-building water conservation tips: Restrooms • Install low flow fixtures and […]

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WaterSignal Provides Solution to San Jose, Calif. Building Owners Facing New Performance Ordinance

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To reduce life-cycle costs, curb building emissions, and achieve critical goals outlined in the Climate Smart plan, the city council of San Jose, Calif. recently voted to adopt an energy and water building performance ordinance. Beginning May 1, 2019, owners of existing commercial and multifamily buildings over 20,000 square feet in size will be required […]

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How to Prevent and Thaw Frozen Pipes

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With temperatures reaching record lows in parts of the country, it’s important to be aware of the cold weather’s impact on your building’s water pipes. Frozen pipes commonly occur in places exposed to the elements such as outdoor hose bibs, and water supply lines in unheated interior areas like basements, crawlspaces, and even kitchen cabinets. As […]

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6 Ways to Streamline Water Conservation in Commercial Buildings

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Commercial buildings by nature are large water users. While agriculture, power generation, and manufacturing account for a significant portion of water consumption in the U.S., commercial buildings are not far behind. In addition to incentive programs and tax breaks, commercial buildings can save valuable resources by following these streamlined water conservation methods: 1. Install low-flow […]

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