Opportunities to save water, energy, and money are right around the corner. Improve your building's performance using best management practices, by reviewing case studies, or with additional information identified in resources prepared by WaterSense partners.
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
- Environmental Defense Fund Water Efficiency Toolkit
- 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.
Since 2009, WaterSense has engaged in stakeholder efforts to evaluate the potential for a more formal commercial and institutional program.