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Water usage in commercial buildings accounts for nearly 10 percent of all water used in the U.S.

Water usage in commercial buildings accounts for nearly 10 percent of all water used in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Buildings that use cooling towers for evaporative cooling can reduce water usage by employing more efficient water treatment technology. Non-chemical water treatment systems have the potential to significantly reduce water consumption, by increasing cycles; energy consumption, by improving the efficiency of building chillers; and chemical discharge into wastewater systems, by decreasing or eliminating the need for chemical additives.

 

Published Water Findings

Assessments due late 2014.

 

The Green Proving Ground program leverages GSA’s real estate portfolio to evaluate innovative sustainable building technologies.

 

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