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Healthcare Water Efficiency and Program Management Toolkit

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HVAC Resource Map Technical Assistance

The HVAC Resource Map is an intuitive graphical interface that provides quick access to a broad array of quality information on operations and maintenance best practices and energy and water efficiency measures.

The Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) Water Efficiency and Management Resources General

The Federal Energy Management Prorgam (FEMP) has provided a variety of resources addressing best management practices, water-efficienct technology opportunities, building meter prioritization, and alternative water sourcing to help you and your organization integrate water efficiency and establish water management programs.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WaterSense at Work New Resources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a variety of resources through their WaterSense program, that addresses topics from water efficiency best practices by facility type, water sense specific products, water-saving rebate programs, case studies from successful water management programs, and much more! 

CDC Water Management: Legionella Growth in Healthcare Facilities Guidance

CDC encourages healthcare facilities to develop and implement comprehensive water management programs to reduce the risk for Legionella growth and transmission.

Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities Guidance

The American Water Works Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed a handbook on Emergency Water Supply Plan (EWSP) to prepare for, respond to, and recover from a total or partial interruption of the facilities' normal water supply. 

GSA Infographic: Electrochemical Water Treatment for Cooling Towers Technical Assistance

This GSA infographic summarizes the results of NREL's research on an alternative electrochemical water treatment technology in cooling towers.

Downstream Savings: From Water Efficiency to Energy Savings Video

United Technologies, the City of Atlanta, and InterContinental Hotels share innovative measures they have taken to improve water efficiency while reducing energy use.

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The Tower Companies Leverages Green Leases to Reduce Energy and Water Use Implementation Model

The Tower Companies updated its standard lease agreements to include a green appendix that 100% of new and renewed tenants accepted, supporting efforts to reduce energy and water use across its commercial portfolio.

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The Tower Companies: Applying Energy Management Best Practices to Water Monitoring Implementation Model

Tower has taken its water management program to the next level with daily reporting, 15-minute interval data, real-time alerts, advanced data analytics, setpoint modifications, and internal water audits that have resulted in signifigant water consumption savings.

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Welltower's Green Arrow Building Certification: Measuring Total Building Performance Implementation Model

Welltower, Inc developed a proprietary internal Green Arrow Building Certification (GABC) program that measures energy, water, waste, indoor air quality, and innovation. Most properties have seen a 1-12% energy use reduction. In 2016, GABC scores improved 22.5% and 29 additional buildings were certified.