Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), AT&T and the Global Environmental Management Institute (GEMI) have developed a set of tools and resources that can help organizations build their own program to reduce water and energy use in buildings—and save money in the process.

The full suite of water efficiency tools and resources includes:

water iconWaterMAPP

The EDF-GEMI Water Management Application (WaterMAPP) is an Excel-based, multi-tabbed spreadsheet with two primary components:

  • The Water Scorecard helps you assess your company’s water efficiency and can be used to create visibility for water performance at facilities. The Water Scorecard Guide offers an overview of the score card concept, calculations used by AT&T in developing their first scorecard, and provides detailed information about how you could develop your own scorecard.
  • The Water Efficiency Calculator estimates water and financial savings from cooling tower or free-air cooling improvements — key data for making the water-efficiency investment business case.

Download the WaterMAPP tool on GEMI.org                         

water iconCooling System Efficiency Guide & Videos

The Cooling System Efficiency Guide [PDF] and 12-video series on YouTube can be used by anyone in your organization to learn more about the fundamentals of how a cooling system works, and how it can be managed to minimize an organization’s use of water, energy and chemicals.

water iconSample Water Audit Forms

To build a robust water management program, it’s essential to know where your water is being used. These sample water audit templates [PDF] will help you define the unique water profile of your building(s).

water iconInfographics

These two clear, easy to understand graphics can help you initiate the water conversation, drive awareness and encourage participation and support by employees at your organization:

Where Buildings Use Water

How water is used in a commercial building or data center

Infographic about how water management impacts businesses

How water management impacts businesses