Cooling Tower Efficiency Factsheet

Overview

Cooling towers account for 40% of a building's water demand, on average. The Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge recognizes that existing towers can be cost-effectively upgraded with improved controls, monitoring, and water treatment to dramatically reduce water use. This fact sheet contains five of the most typically recommended operational and retrofit modifications and their price, incentives, payback and ideal tonnage range.

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Sector:

Commercial, Multifamily, Local Government

Barrier:

Reaching my community, Identifying or evaluating energy-saving technologies, Acquiring expertise outside of my organization

Tool type:

Guidance

Technology:

Water Efficient Equipment