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The business benefits of implementing water-efficiency measures in and around office buildings can include reducing operating costs, as well as meeting sustainability goals. Water used in office buildings accounts for approximately nine percent of the total water use in commercial and institutional facilities in the United States. The three largest uses of water in office buildings are restrooms, heating, cooling, and landscaping. Where restrooms accounts for 37 percent of the business total water use and faucets alone make up for 17 percent.
In it's 2015 Nielsen Global Corporate Sustainability Report, Nielsen found that 66% of global consumers say they’re willing to pay more for sustainable brands.
Yet, a majority of companies (82%) say they lack the tools and strategies to turn insight into action.
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470.000 – 570.000
liters every year
On average, large commercial buildings use 69,651 liters of water per worker per year. Since 17 percent is through taps, that means 11,840 liters of fresh water is flushed straight down the drain per employee every year.
With the Altered:Nozzle installed in faucets, businesses saves a minimum of 80 percent and maximum of 98 percent. For a business with 100 employees that means a potential saving of between 470,000 – 570,000 liters every year.
In 4 Months
In addition to water savings, facilities will see a decrease in energy costs because of the significant amount of energy used to heat water.
Of course utility costs vary greatly around the globe, but if we look at a business case made by the EPA for a hotel in Texas, United States, we can estimate a saving of 1.226 – 1.472 $ per year for a company with 100 employees. Given an estimated investment of 330 USD that means a payback time of less than 4 months.
On average it takes 5 kWh of energy to heat 100 liters of water. Of course CO2 emissions per kWh may vary greatly in accordance with the amount of clean energy in the energy supply. But if we calculate according to EPA’s eGRID emission factors, 1 kWh on average emits 592 grammes of CO2.
For our example company this will mean a reduced carbon footprint of 14-20 tonnes of CO2. This equates to the emissions of 3.6 – 5.2 cars driven on gasoline a whole year.