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January 17, 2018

Reduce Water Use – 8 Actions to Achieve Low Impact Development

Low Impact Development (LID) is an approach designed to manage water as close to the source as possible. LID affects usage by reducing consumption of potable water and lowers energy use and CO2 emissions needed to import water. Successful LID calls for measures to retain rainfall on site rather than polluting nearby waterways, usually through the use of natural systems for infiltration, evapotranspiration and the harvesting and use of rainwater. Here are eight LID actions you can take that will reduce energy and water use.

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January 1, 2018

How to Save Water, Money and Time

The Colorado-based non-profit River Network estimates that a frightening 13 percent of the nation’s electricity consumption is used for collecting, distributing and treating water. Across the US, organizations struggle with how to save water.

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December 18, 2017

Leak Detection: The Hidden Costs of Undetected Leaks

Leaks come in many forms. They can be large or small. They can be visible eyesores or hidden disruptions that go undetected for months. No matter their size, one thing is certain: leaks can have a devastating impact on your budget, your building, and your landscape.

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November 13, 2017

10 Habits Learned From the Drought

As you probably know, many parts of the US recently emerged from five years of a drought. During those years, lakes, rivers and reservoirs dwindled. Arid conditions caused challenges for plants and wildlife. To curb water use and prohibit water waste, measures were put in place at local and states levels. During that time, companies adapted many new green practices they learned from drought restrictions and regulations. Now that it’s all over, the West has heaved a collective sigh of relief.

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October 30, 2017

Hidden Costs and Liabilities of Mismanaged Water

Water rates are growing faster than that of energy, rising an astounding 41% since 2010. [1] It’s simple: waste precious water and your organization will add to what is likely already a substantial bill. But mismanaged water is actually costing you far more than just the cost of the water – you’re exposing yourself to a whole host of additional costs and potential liabilities.

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October 5, 2017

Leading Facilities Managers Leverage IoT for Smart Water Management

Data-Enabled Water Management Makes Life Greener for Facilities Managers. From cooling towers to sewer systems and landscape irrigation, water is one of the four key elements of nature that facilities professionals must manage to ensure the most efficient use of this precious resource. Unfortunately, most water systems are not top of mind — until something goes wrong.

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September 18, 2017

WeatherTRAK OptiFlow XR: Sophisticated, Powerful & Easy to Use

If you’ve been waiting for a top-of-the-line controller, HydroPoint WeatherTRAK OptiFlow XR is the best candidate for the job. Its sophisticated flow optimization solution minimizes water windows and offers high-resolution flow rates to simplify problem diagnosis via an interactive, graphical interface. The power of WeatherTRAK OptiFlow XR comes from its ability to collect high-resolution flow...Read More
September 11, 2017

101 Ways to Conserve Water

Water conservation is gaining importance based on the impact it can have on everything from the bottom line to employee motivation and an organization’s place in society. The act of conservation itself is far reaching, and should involve collecting water audit data and gathering metrics on an ongoing basis, installing water-efficient fixtures, establishing water-aware procedures...Read More
August 22, 2017

7 Reasons to Install a Green Roof

Green roofs can be striking sights - futuristic, beautiful and unique. It turns out that they are also great for the environment and the buildings they cover. A green roof can conserve water, save you money and be gentler to the environment. If you’re thinking of installing a green roof, here are 7 reasons why...Read More
August 11, 2017

Don’t Forget Water In The LEED Certification Process

When it comes to America’s waste, buildings have a lot to answer for. 39% of the country’s energy consumption comes from buildings, which are also responsible for 30% of the country’s waste. Inefficient usage of materials, water and energy is bad for the environment. It’s also terrible for budgets. To combat this waste, the U.S....Read More
August 2, 2017

The EPA’s WaterSense: Why It Matters

Water is crucial for our future, and it’s a top priority for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), too. Through their WaterSense program, the EPA aims to protect the U.S. water supply through indoor and outdoor measures. It’s a voluntary program, but forward-thinking companies are moving toward meeting WaterSense specifications. In doing so, they reinforce...Read More
July 19, 2017

Just What is Evapotranspiration?

Evapotranspiration, often shortened to ET, is the process of transferring moisture from the earth into the atmosphere. Put simply, evaporation occurs when water vapor leaves the soil or a plant’s surface. Transpiration involves the passage of water through a plant, from its roots through its vascular system. The sum of evaporation and transpiration is evapotranspiration...Read More
May 25, 2017

What is Smart Irrigation?

In the United States, outdoor water use alone averages more than 9 billion gallons of water each day, mainly for landscape irrigation. As much as 50% of this water is wasted due to overwatering caused by inefficiencies in traditional irrigation methods and systems. Smart irrigation technology is the answer.

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