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WaterSense at Work: Best Management Practices for Commercial and Institutional Facilities
A.1 Introduction to Case Studies
WaterSense at Work
provides operation, maintenance, and user education tips, as well
as retrofit and replacement options to make water-using products, equipment, and
practices more efficient. To demonstrate how commercial and institutional facilities—
large and small—translate this information into actual water and cost savings, the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense® program prepared this
appendix to
WaterSense at Work
The case studies included in this appendix feature
several facilities in a variety of sectors and describe how these facilities have imple-
mented one or more of the specific best management practices described in
Sense at Work
This includes case studies on the following topics:
A federal agency implementing a comprehensive water management strategy
A hotel installing water-efficient sanitary fixtures
Restaurants installing water-efficient commercial kitchen equipment
An office complex reducing outdoor water use
A laboratory eliminating single-pass cooling
A hospital installing water-efficient laboratory and medical equipment
A university utilizing onsite alternative water sources
The case studies presented on the pages that follow illustrate how successfully
implementing the best management practices recommended in
WaterSense at Work
can result in real and significant savings. Additional examples and case studies will be
added to this collection over time.
Photo on previous page: Uncommon Ground’s rooftop organic farm