water conservation building Articles

  • How To Put Your Building on a Water Diet in 2017

    As you prepare for the new year, why not commit your building to the same resolution as millions of American men and women: a diet! Every year, millions of gallons of water, one of our most precious resources, is wasted through undetected leaks, over irrigation and faulty equipment. Since most building managers and owners only check usage when the bill comes, your water usage is likely to ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Effectiveness of water saving devices and educational programs in urban buildings

    In this study different water saving measures (structural and non-structural) were implemented in different urban buildings. A monitoring program of water consumption was carried out to verify and compare the effectiveness of high-efficiency plumbing fixtures and educational programs in different types of buildings (two residential houses, two Middle Schools and two Sport Centres) located in a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Do certified sustainable buildings perform better than similar conventional buildings?

    The aim of this study is to assess the performance of sustainable buildings. Its objective is to compare certified green buildings with similar in location, size, age and function conventional buildings by testing hypotheses that green buildings perform better than conventional ones. Objective data including building costs, energy and water consumption, material recycling, indoor pollution ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Building soils for storm water compliance and successful landscapes

    THE SOILS for Salmon project - initiated in 1999 by the Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC) - has been building momentum through collaboration with the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT), regulators at the state Department of Ecology, local governments, scientists, and green leaders in the building, landscape and development industries. Over the years, the Soils for Salmon ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Proper Design of `Green Building` is the precursor of performance and efficiency

    EPC World Magazine, had a Q&A with Mr. Juzer S Kothari, Managing Director of Conserve Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Founded in 2005, Conserve is a global consulting firm based in India  with expertise in high ...

  • Hand in hand: wetland conservation and tourism in Senegal

    I recently got the chance to experience the natural beauty of Djoudj National Park in Senegal for the first time and see its conservation needs. The Djoudj is a paradise for over a million waterbirds and a lot of other biodiversity. It provides an ideal setting for developing sustainable solutions such as tourism that should allow the surrounding villages, visitors and nature to benefit from this ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Building Resilient Cities

    A new dimension is taking root in the world of municipal infrastructure planning – the concept of resiliency. It’s not simply a case of hardening infrastructure to cope with infrequent shocks to the urban landscape wrought by extreme weather, flooding or widespread power outages. Some use the term ‘future proofing’. I prefer the concept of resiliency, because designing ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Monitoring Water Resources Beyond Irrigation

    Over the past year, California’s governor has taken unprecedented action, requiring Californians to drastically cut potable urban water use. While the restrictions may seem harsh to some, it actually provides an opportunity for building managers and community association boards to implement an effective long-term water conservation program. And the result can be significant dollar savings. ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Home, Sweet Wastewater Building

    How can a wastewater treatment plant embedded into a neighborhood not use much landmass and be environmentally friendly and user-friendly all at the same time? One system aims to do all of the above. Why should a wastewater treatment plant always have to look like, well, a wastewater treatment plant?  A visual trip through project files of Aqueonics Inc., based in Greenville, SC, reveals photos ...


    By Aqueonics, Inc.

  • How a LEED Platinum Building is Cleaning up Inland Empire Urban Runoff

    ABSTRACTIn 2002, the Inland Empire Utility Agency (IEUA) – a municipal water agency in western San Bernardino County - designed and constructed its new Headquarters with the goal of attaining the first 2.0 platinum level “LEED” - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - rating established by the U. S. Green Building Council.” IEUA has implemented a BMP project that truly showcases the ...

  • Water markets can support an improved water future

    Fresh water touches every part of daily life – from drinking water and sanitation, to agriculture and energy production. Unfortunately, for nearly half of the world’s population, water scarcity is a growing issue with devastating impacts to our communities, economies and nature. In the past, countries have primarily turned to more supply-side infrastructure, including reservoirs and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water security for Kuwait: assessing the feasibility of water imports from Iran

    According to a recent paper by Schwartz and Ibaraki (2011), overuse and depletion of groundwater resources have caused the extinction of whole civilisations. Water–scarce countries seek additional supplies through a variety of methods such as conservation, drilling additional wells, building desalination plants and importing water. Kuwait, where surface water is totally absent, has aquifers that ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Heroes of the Waters

    A sense of adventure and desire to explore the depths were the inspiring forces behind Deep Trekker. We believe that the more awareness people see underwater the more they care about the oceans and waterways and keeping them clean. Finding that perfect balance between making sure our underwater drones are accessible to everyone but maintaining durable equipment that can withstand serious and ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Best soil management practices for Washington building sites

    The Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC), which started the Soils for Salmon project in 1999, launched a new website, and a “Building Soil” outreach campaign to change standard building practices. The mission is to help builders and developers preserve and restore native soil on building sites, using compost. These soil “best management practices” (BMPs) will soon be required by local ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Peatlands – guidance for climate change mitigation by conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable use

    Peatlands provide many important ecosystem services, including water regulation, biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration and storage. Because of the enormous size of the peat carbon pool, its high sensitivity for disturbance, the large emissions from a small land area (which continue long after conversion), and the virtual irreversibility of peat carbon losses, any further degradation ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 10 Water Saving Tips for Early Spring

    As winter quickly draws to a close, the time has come to inspect the damage caused by the past few months of freezing temperatures, ice, and snow. With the inevitable annual thaw in mind, we have compiled a list of tips to help you identify leaks and conserve water by staying proactive throughout the spring and summer. With a whopping 850 water main breaks every day in the United States, you can ...


    By WaterSignal

  • How are Green Buildings Built? A Closer Look at a Modern Marvel

    Green building refers to an environment friendly structure which is built in such a manner that it continues to be environmentally responsible and resource efficient throughout its life. When we say throughout its life, it includes everything right from an eco-friendly design to the use of material which will make sure that the environment is not harmed even when the structure in question is ...


    By Camfil Ltd

  • Building Sustainable Reuse in Jordan Using Social Marketing Tools

    ABSTRACTThe formal practice of wastewater reuse in Jordan has grown significantly over the last several years through the commitment of the government of Jordan (GOJ) and the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). A national policy has been established to support reuse of treated wastewater and standards have been developed to regulate how reuse is performed in ...

  • The Rising Cost of Water

    There's a common economic paradox about the price tag on drinking water and value. Our current economic climate places prices on things predicated on scarcity and value. Water pricing is now more widespread, with the dual goal of expanding supply and encouraging more responsible use. So long as water remained abundant, the cheapness of drinking water is not likely to change. However, the price of ...

  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands

    The Ramsar Secretariat, in partnership with the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP),  International Union for the Conservation of  Nature (IUCN) ...


    By IWA Publishing

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