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  • 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...

  • Building Systems Upgrades

    This page details Sustainable Strategies to consider as your space undergoes a building system upgrade to improve energy, water use, and occupant co...
  • Energy & Atmosphere

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

  • High-Performance Buildings Marketplace

    40% of U.S. architects, engineers, contractors, building owners and building consultants report that the majority of building work was green in 2...

High-Efficiency Faucet

A faucet with a flow rate that does not exceed 1.5 gpm for private settings and 0.5 gpm for public settings.

EPA WaterSense | Bathroom Sink Faucets & Accessories

DOE FEMP | Best Management Practices - Faucets and Showerheads

Whole Building Systems

  • Water - Plumbing Fixtures

    High efficiency plumbing fixtures (toilets, urinals, faucets, and showers) can lead to significant water savings. FEMP BMP #6 gives some guidance on...

  • Water - Fixture Performance

    Water components can eventually drift out of spec and begin to not perform up to standards. Automatic sensor faucet valves, if not functioning prope...

  • Lighting - Optimize Building Energy Efficiency

    Some water system components, when bundled together, can significantly reduce overall building energy consumption as over eight percent of total ene...

  • Planted Roof - System Bundling

    Planted roofs have synergistic benefits that result in energy saving and stormwater management; they are an attractive alternative to traditional ro...

Materials

  • High-Efficiency Faucet

    High-Efficiency faucets are those that use 0.5 or less gallons of water per minute gpm. The target flow rate for a lavatory faucet is 0.5 gpm...
  • Low-Flow Faucet

    Low-flow faucets are based upon the Energy Policy Act of 1992 (EPAct 1992) and use aerators to restrict the flow of water to 2.2 gallons of wate...
  • Metering / Sensor-operated

    Metering faucets dispense water for a pre-determined period of time. Combined with a high-efficiency aerator, metering faucets deliver a pre-d...
  • Handwashing Sink

    Small hand-washing sinks are required for cafeteria staff and in food preparation areas. Select faucets or sinks that carry a Wa...
  • Dish Washing Station

    Dish washing stations consist of multiple-compartment sinks or basins with faucets and pre-wash sprayers as well as high-tempera...