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by Megan Krest, RE Tech Advisors on Dec 10, 2018
Hospitals and other healthcare facilities account for 7% of the total water use in commercial and institutional facilities in the United States. The historically low cost of water and concerns about waterborne diseases, especially legionella, have kept many healthcare systems from prioritizing...
by Blakely Jarrett, ICF on Mar 19, 2018
There are plenty of energy and water efficiency resources available to multifamily property owners, but locating the right one can be a challenge. The BBC Multifamily team has responded by creating a new Multifamily Energy and Water Efficiency Resources page on the HUD Exchange. The resources are...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Oct 05, 2017
On September 20, 2017, representatives from the Department of Energy traveled to The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo and Convention Center to honor Las Vegas Sands Corp. for its energy-efficiency work at the largest hotel under one roof in the world. At these properties, Las Vegas Sands Corp...
by Better Buildings Beat Team on Aug 31, 2016
It’s easy to justify making water conservation a priority when just reducing water use by 20 percent can net almost $50,000 in savings in some markets. Even outside a drought-affected region, it’s smart to save water. The benefits of water savings are economic and environmental, and partners in...
by Andre de Fontaine on May 03, 2016
Manufacturers are increasingly trying to get a better handle on their water use. Cutting water use can reduce costs, mitigate risks, and lessen environmental impacts. As population growth, climate change, and drought put additional pressure on certain watersheds, the business imperative for better...