Just deciding to purchase a low-flow fixture
isn't enough--the definition can vary widely.
can save an average of 40-percent more than standard fixtures, and ultra-low-flow fixture
savings are even higher.
6 gallon-per-flush (gpf), low-flow fixture
can be a much more expensive proposition.
The mall is also fitted with LED lights and features water-saving low-flow fixtures
3 million gallons less water per year by installing low-flow fixtures
Utilizing LEED standards, low-flow fixtures
were installed and mechanical and electrical systems were designed to reduce the water and energy consumption of 10 East by 47 percent and 6.
Breeze Glazer, senior associate and sustainable design leader and research knowledge manager at Perkins+Will (New York), says practices such as low-flow fixtures
and using no potable water for landscape irrigation are becoming the baseline for many organizations.
Starwood has made reductions by working together with its properties, using low-cost, foundational initiatives such as installing high-efficiency LED lighting and low-flow fixtures
and faucets as well as capital improvements including enhancing or replacing mechanical systems.
Energy demand for the home was reduced through solar orientation, summer shading, extraordinary envelope design, lighting and appliance selection, and low-flow fixtures
including dual-flush toilets for increased water efficiency
NUWC Newport expects to see a 35 percent reduction in building energy performance, a 40 percent reduction in water usage through the use of low-flow fixtures
and rainwater harvesting, the use of white roofing and a light colored exterior building facade, the use of storm drainage practices to infiltrate or capture and treat 90 percent of all rainfall at the site, and a lighting systems equipped with occupancy and ambient sensors and dimmers.
If you're already stacked with Energy Star-certified appliances and low-flow fixtures
, follow these smart and easy tips for a healthier, more conscientious space.