W3.9
How Buildings Use Water

The water and sewer bills come and get paid, but how is the water used—and how much should a typical commercial operation use compared to the competition? This presentation is based on the examination of current literature, decades of facility audits, extensive literature reviews, and benchmarking studies from across the USA and world that include tens of thousands of data points. Attendees will discover how building location impacts water use, and learn about of the most current building water use information from national sources including the EPA Water Sense Program, the DOE Energy Information Administration Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey, EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager database, and cities across the nation now requiring benchmarking of water use in commercial buildings.

Learning Objectives:

1.Review the importance of benchmarking
2.Learn how water is really used based on geography, building type and use
3.Analyze what types of water use benchmarking activities and requirements are now occurring across the nation
4. Understand how to use the information to evaluate your buildings'water use efficiency.
Session Details Start Time: 5/17/2017 10:00:00 AM End Time: 5/17/2017 10:50:00 AM Presented By:

Bill Hoffman
Principal
H.W. Hoffman and Associates


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Room Number: M9/10 Audience: Intermediate CEU: 0.1 Track: Energy, Sustainability and TechnologyVIEW ALL

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