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Learn & Plan Topics

  • Water Efficiency

    Buildings are significant users of the Earth’s freshwater supply. The goal of a responsible building operator should be to encourage a sma...

  • Energy & Atmosphere

    Buildings and facilities rely on the operation of mechanical systems and electrical systems to maintain a high level of indoor environmenta...

  • Buildings' Energy Use

    Buildings represent about 76% of electricity use and 40% of U.S. primary energy use, making it essential to reduce energy consumption to reduce cost...

High-Efficiency Urinal (HEU)

A urinal that does not exceed 0.5 gpf.

EPA WaterSense | Urinals

DOE FEMP | Best Management Practices - Toilets and Urinals

Whole Building Systems

  • Lighting - Green Tips

    Replace incandescent or other low efficiency light technology with higher efficiency alternatives like fluorescent or LED.

  • Lighting - Occupant Behavior on Energy Efficiency

    Occupant behavior plays a critical role in achieving the designed energy efficiency of lighting systems. Energy modeling accuracies can often vary b...

  • Lighting - Efficiency

    With payback periods often less than one year, lighting projects offer some of the simplest measures when seeking to reduce energy costs. For exampl...

Materials

  • Low-Flow Urinal

    Low-flow urinals are based upon the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct 1992) and use 1.0 or less gallons of water per flush (gpf). Relative to ear...
  • Waterless Urinal

    Waterless urinals are touch-free fixtures that are designed to be entirely water-free. Instead of using water to clean the bowl, urine travels...
  • High-Efficiency Urinal (HEU)

    High-Efficiency urinals are available in varying levels of water use, from 0.5 gpf to 0.125 gpf. Also included are waterless urinals which re...
  • Conventional Urinal

    Conventional urinals are those that pre-date Energy Policy Act of  1992 (EPAct 1992) and use 1.5 or more gallons of water per flush.