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August 3rd, 2016 Video: Save Water in Your Restaurant: Reduce Water Use in Landscaping and Outdoor Maintenance

Courtesy of Conserve: How you manage your landscaping is as important as how you manage water inside the four walls of your restaurant. Every drop counts and every drop costs so listen in for a few handy tips. Watch video here. 

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August 3rd, 2016 Video: Save Water in Your Restaurant: Fix Leaks

Courtesy of Conserve: It seems like a no brainer, but allowing leaks to drip can poke holes in your finances. The relentless drip erodes your profits at least two times over: paying for the water and paying for the sewer. If it is a hot water leak, add a third cost: heating the water. Unfixed leaks […]

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July 22nd, 2015 Best practices for water conservation

Since 2009, a number of states have reported water stress as a worsening trend in water supply. Water stress and scarcity greatly affect water pollution, utility bills and the greater ecosystems. Water conservation is a simple practice to save money while helping your community. 10 ways to practice simple water-savings: Check toilets, faucets, and pipes […]

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July 29th, 2014 UPC and IPC standards for water efficiency in buildings

The following table shows the baseline water fixture efficiency requirements as stated in the IPC/UPC 2006 plumbing codes:   Efficient buildings – from insight to action.    

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July 29th, 2014 Reducing your water footprint within the supply chain

Businesses who already have extensive environmental policies in place are typically concerned with reducing water consumption in their operations, but miss the opportunity to reduce water consumption in the supply-chain. Similar to calculating a carbon footprint for your business, when calculating their ‘water footprint’ many businesses find that the water attributed to supply-chain is much […]

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July 29th, 2014 Best practices for conserving water used for irrigation

Water consumption used for irrigation accounts for approximately 80 percent of all water use in the United States. Improved irrigation practices can help conserve water. 10 ways to achieve simple water savings: Conduct an irrigation audit An irrigation audit will reveal the condition of your system and specific areas you can reduce excessive water consumption. […]

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July 29th, 2014 How to perform a water audit

A water audit is an accounting procedure that monitors where and how much water enters and leaves a water system. This allows the assessment of current usage, provides data needed to reduce water and revenue losses, and allows forecasts of future water needs. The principal purpose of a water audit is to accurately determine the […]

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July 29th, 2014 Establishing a baseline for water consumption

You want to look at your business’ water consumption. That’s great! To do so you will need to establish a baseline. Please go to the following website for further details. Sustainability Roadmap for Hospitals Next, read the first section titled “Project Talking Points” to help understand the importance of establishing a baseline for water consumption. […]

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July 29th, 2014 The truth about coffee and water

The Facts: Making coffee does not only require the amount of water that is used to brew a pot. Water is used to wash, process and transport the beans, to produce and transport the milk that is used, to process any sugar that might be used (if it is not raw sugar can), and to make […]

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July 29th, 2014 Bottled water facts

Resource use for plastic bottle production Oil: In 2006, over 17 million barrels of oil (equivalent to 106 billion megajoules of energy) were used to produce all the plastic bottles consumed in America (Pacific Institute). This production also released roughly 2.5 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere (Corporate Responsibility International). Water: For every […]

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