WHAT BUILDING TEAMS CAN DO

1. Design buildings to reduce cooling load. One of the most cost-effective ways to save water in new commercial, institutional, and industrial...

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While significant progress in water conservation has been made inside buildings—primarily with the widespread adoption of high-efficiency plumbing fixtures—much of the water consumption in buildings actually occurs...

August 11, 2010

While hard data on total water use in buildings is somewhat difficult to come by, the U.S. Green Building Council estimates that buildings account for 14% of domestic water consumption in the U.S.¹ Other sources...

August 11, 2010

Since 2003, Building Design+Construction has produced a series of annual reports on the green building movement.¹ Our first two White Papers covered the early days of green building. In subsequent reports, we...

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Water factors into all national green building certification programs, and while it may account for only a small piece of the overall sustainability pie, there are points to be earned by targeting water use reduction and...

August 11, 2010

Water and energy in buildings are intertwined, not only at the point of consumption, but also at the point of generation. Four percent of electricity use in the U.S., or 75 billion kWh annually, is attributable to...

August 11, 2010

Respondents to Building Design+Construction’s “Nonresidential Survey” expressed a wide variety of viewpoints concerning water in the built environment. “This is a very important issue for the world,” said...

August 11, 2010