Opportunities to save water, energy, and money are right around the corner. Improve your building's performance using best management practices, reviewing case studies, or with additional information identified in resources prepared by WaterSense partners.
Case studies can be a valuable source of information for facility managers because they provide real-world examples of how to achieve water efficiency and clearly identify the costs and benefits associated with taking action.
Recorded Webinars provide more information about saving water in all types of commercial and institutional buildings.
Overflowing Value: Best Practices to Save Water and Money
ENERGY STAR National Buildings Competition
Recorded November 7, 2012
Presented by Tara O'Hare and Alena Hutchinson, EPA
Water–Saving Strategies for Commercial Buildings
Recorded February 25, 2013
Presented by Holly Cannon and Johanna Kind from ERG Consulting, contractors supporting the WaterSense program.
Federal Green Challenge Webinar: Reducing your Footprint
Recorded September 27, 2012
Presented by Tara O'Hare from EPA, and Kate McMordie Stoughton and Brian Boyd from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
In addition to those highlighted below, Section 9: Resources of WaterSense at Work offers a comprehensive list of resources on water efficiency and specific technologies.
- Alliance for Water Efficiency Resource Library
- Arizona Municipal Water Users Association and Black and Veatch, 2008. Facility Manager's Guide to Water Management
- East Bay Municipal Utility District, 2008. WaterSmart Guidebook: A Water-Use Efficiency Plan Review Guide for New Businesses
- North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, 2009. Water Efficiency Manual for Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Facilities
- South Florida Water Management District, 2011. Water Efficiency Improvement Self-Assessment Guide for Commercial and Institutional Building Facility Managers
- Utility and pollution prevention programs may offer incentive programs, including subsidized auditing services, for facilities to make changes that improve water or energy efficiency. Contact your local utility or technical assistance program to learn more about opportunities in your area.
Federal agencies must adhere to specific requirements in Executive Order 13423 and 13514. Our federal agencies page includes guidance documents and resources developed by WaterSense and the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program.
ENERGY STAR has developed many resources to assist commercial facilities reduce their energy use, some of which can also be used to address water use.