Investors are paying close attention these days to sustainability in retail. The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) Rating is a tool…
Super Bowl LII is now in the history books. But tucked in among the flashy TV spots that cost more than $5M to air for 30 seconds, there was a theme about recognizing the importance of water.
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.
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.
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.
Saving money and water at school is no longer up to the administration alone. Students from Shadow Hills Middle School in Palmdale may have uncovered a game-changing smart water solution for the entire school district.
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.
Water rates are growing faster than that of energy, rising an astounding 41% since 2010.  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.
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.
If you’ve been waiting for a top-of-the-line controller, HydroPoint WeatherTRAK OptiFlow XR is the best candidate for the job.
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.
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.
Leed Certification When it comes to America’s waste, buildings have a lot to answer for. 39% of the country’s energy consumption comes from buildings.
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.
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.