Ongoing drought conditions on the West Coast have cast the spotlight on trends in water use. Conservation efforts that started out as voluntary are fast becoming mandatory across many cities and towns. As water gains recognition for being the valuable resource it is, building operators are looking at different approaches to integrate water management into their overall conservation efforts.
For building managers aspiring to implement a comprehensive conservation strategy, it’s not enough to simply reduce consumption of energy and water. True resource management calls for ongoing measurement and analysis. Modern monitoring technology allows building managers to measure energy and water consumption with a finer level of detail.
As changes to local climates drives water shortages all around the globe, effective water management becomes more and more crucial. When we consider the massive droughts in California; water scarcity in developing nations; and restrictions on water use throughout the U.S., it’s clear that conserving water is in everyone’s best interest.