WaterSense® at Work
To help building owners and managers understand and significantly reduce water use in their facilities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created WaterSense® at Work: Best Management Practices for Commercial and Institutional Facilities.
WaterSense® at Work is a compilation of water-saving tips, techniques, and fixture recommendations for commercial and institutional sectors, including hospitality, food service, healthcare, laboratory, office buildings, and educational facilities. The easy-to-use guide includes in-depth sections covering:
- Water management planning
- Water use monitoring and education
- Sanitary fixtures and equipment
- Commercial kitchen equipment
- Outdoor water use
- Mechanical systems
- Laboratory and medical equipment
- Onsite alternative water sources
The guide provides numerous ideas for helping businesses and organizations of all sizes save water, energy, and operational costs by incorporating water-efficient products and practices in their facilities. Case studies from each of the above-listed areas also demonstrate how facilities have incorporated best management practices to reduce water use.
Visit the WaterSense® website to access the guide, sector-specific fact sheets, case studies, and other useful resources. Look for more tools and resources applicable to commercial and institutional facilities in the coming months.