When replacing and upgrading facilities, bear in mind that installing low-water-using equipment can save water, energy and money. In the long run, these savings can turn into a competitive advantage and make your company more profitable.
Use Remodeling to Your Advantage
Plan ahead; learn how new technologies offer return on your investment. Price considerations should include capacity for long-term savings. Many high-efficiency technologies require higher upfront investments, but yield substantial long-term savings (or pay for themselves).
Tankless water heaters. When replacing water heaters, a "tankless" heater that heats water instantly can reduce use from hot water taps by up to 20 percent.
Pressure reducers. Adding or retrofitting existing technologies with pressure regulators that keep pressure to all fixtures below 70 psi can reduce water use and offer quick return on investment.
Aerators. For only a few dollars, retrofitting faucets with aerators increases water-efficiency instantly.
Install high-efficiency fixtures and appliances. Water-efficient fixtures and appliances include low-flow showerheads, faucets, toilets and urinals. High-performance dishwashers, clothes washers and a wide range of industry-specific technologies are also available for your business.