Water Savings Initiative

Water Savings Initiative

Better Plants has expanded its energy savings program to include water savings. The efficient use of water resources results in lower operating costs, a more reliable water supply, and improved water quality. Additionally, since energy is required to transport and treat water, saving water saves energy. Eleven partners are working with DOE to track water use intensity improvements and share successful strategies and solutions. Three partners—Cummins, General Motors, and UTC—have already met their water-savings goal and are working to sustain and expand their progress.

Harbec Plastics achieves 34 percent water savings using a : water retention pond
Nissan North American achieves 10% water savings by recycling water using advanced filtration technologies: Learn more.
Water Management Strategies

This guidance document features insights from leading manufacturers on developing new, or improving existing, corporate water management programs.

Join the Water Savings Initiative

More than 45 partners across the commercial, public, industrial, and multifamily sectors are working with the Energy Department to track water use intensity improvements and share successful strategies and solutions.

Downstream Water Savings

Listen to United Technologies Corporation, the City of Atlanta, and InterContinental Hotels Group as they highlight the steps they are taking to improve water efficiency while reducing energy use.

Featured Solutions

This webinar discussed the steps any manufacturing facility can take to get started with water efficiency.

ASHRAE Zero Energy Design Guides

ASHRAE Zero Energy Design Guides