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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...
  • Water Consumption

    Between 1950 and 2000, the U.S. population nearly doubled. However, in that same period, public demand for water more than tripled. Americans now...

  • Space Reconfiguration and Renovation Projects

    As needs change over time, tenants often need to convert space or phase the conversion of individual space or rooms to meet these changing needs....

Gallons per minute (gpm)

Gallons per minute (gpm) references the amount of water used by a flow fixture in a measured amount of time (one minute).

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 - CIEB

    Are there the following water-conserving fixtures: high-efficiency toilets that use less than 1.6 GPF? Ultra low flush urinals that use less than 1....

  • Water - Case1

    Finding: Plumbing fixture replacements yield a saving of over 25 million gallons or $271,000 annually, providing a payback of only three years.Scope...

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