Water Efficiency Tools & Resources for Buildings
The Water Management Application is a multi-tabbed spreadsheet that has two primary integrated components: the Water Scorecard and the Water Efficiency Calculator. The scorecard is the fundamental tool used to create visibility for water performance at facilities. The calculator estimates water and financial savings from cooling tower or free-air cooling improvements—key data for making the water-efficiency investment business case
In order to build a robust water management program, it is essential to know where your water is used. These water audit templates will assist in defining the unique water profile of your building(s).
For The Organization Leader:
There are two key areas to consider:
- Raising Awareness: of the need for water efficiency. Check out these simple infographics:
- Gathering information: Use the Water Scorecard to gather data and calculate water and financial savings.
For The Facilities Management Team:
Develop the skills needed to improve water efficiency – use our technical resources to better understand where water is being used and how cooling systems work.
The purpose of the toolkit is to raise visibility of water efficiency opportunities and estimate potential savings so that you can create a business case for water efficiency investment. Because cooling system conditions and needs are so different – different outside temperatures, different water supply quality, etc. – there is no single solution. However, the information provided by the score card and the educational resources in the toolkit can help facility managers make sound investments.
Who should use the water efficiency toolkit?
If you can answer "yes" to any of these questions, you should take a look at the toolkit to see how it might help your operations:
- Do you have operations in water-stressed areas?
- Do you (or your landlord/facilities service provider) manage buildings as part of your operations?
- Do you want to learn from others’ experience to develop a business case for water efficiency?
- Do you want to contribute to the efficient use of this critical resource?
How is AT&T using the toolkit?
125 of AT&T’s facilities (representing 50% of total water use) have implemented the water score card, and many of AT&T facility managers use the educational material to increase their knowledge of the cooling system process. This process has been very helpful as AT&T engages with different vendors and technical solutions. These tools are critical to AT&T’s success as they strive to meet their goal of saving 150 million gallons of water from 2013-2015.
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