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Tools & Training

WaterSense offers a number of helpful tools to assist hotels in assessing, changing, and tracking their water use. After you take the H2Otel Challenge pledge, use these tools to help you get started:

Technical and Outreach Webinars:

WaterSense is hosting a series of training webinars where hotels and other stakeholders can learn more about hotel best management practices and hear from professionals how to save water in hotels:

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WaterUSE Tool:

Hotel operators and facility managers can use WaterSense's Water Use and Savings Evaluation Tool (WaterUSE Tool) and associated Water Assessment Worksheets to identify and prioritize cost–effective water efficiency projects and best management practices to reduce water and energy use and save money. The WaterUSE Tool provides recommended best management practices specific to each hotel's facility–specific inputs and calculates potential water and cost savings for water–savings projects. Prior to using the WaterUSE Tool, users should print and use the worksheets to guide them through a water assessment (e.g., tour or walk–through) of their hotel. The worksheets will help capture information about water–using fixtures and equipment needed to populate the WaterUSE Tool and provide instructions and guidance about the fields in the tool. Download and use the WaterUSE Tool and Water Assessment Worksheets, and view our recorded webinar which demonstrates the tool for new users:

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Best Management Practices:

WaterSense developed, WaterSense at Work, a compilation of water–efficiency best management practices, to help commercial and institutional facilities understand and better manage their water use, establish an effective water management program, and identify projects and practices that can reduce facility water use:

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Case Studies:

WaterSense is documenting case studies to highlight water, energy, and cost savings successes demonstrated by commercial and institutional facilities that have implemented best management practices across a variety of water end use areas. Please visit our Case Studies page to review the following hotel water efficiency case studies, and take the pledge so you are notified when more are posted:

Mechanical Systems

Outdoor Water Use

Sanitary Fixtures and Equipment

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Saving Water in Hotels Fact Sheet:

The following fact sheet provides some quick tips for saving water in lodging facilities:

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Participant Recognition Tools:

Hotels that have taken the pledge (1 pg, 66K, About PDF) will receive the following outreach and recognition tools to promote participation in the H2Otel Challenge. These tools will be distributed by email after the hotel has taken the pledge:

  • Participant logo
  • Signed certificate of participation
  • Monthly emails with water–savings tips
  • Sample press release language
  • Sample website and in–room language

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