Just deciding to purchase a low-flow fixture
isn't enough--the definition can vary widely.
On the other hand, replacing a commercial flushometer toilet or urinal with a 1.6 gallon-per-flush (gpf), low-flow fixture
can be a much more expensive proposition.
Along with using low-flow fixtures
in the building and implementing low-water use for landscaping, the newly designed Denver Water campus incorporates two unique strategies for water conservation.
Use toilet and kitchen fixtures that use less water (aerated faucets, low-flow fixtures
Green building practices and design elements, focused on the efficient use of water and energy, such as low-flow fixtures
and high-efficiency appliances, continue to gain popularity.
The project team also incorporated low-flow fixtures
and a high-efficiency, gas-fired domestic hot water heater.
The easiest way to reduce water consumption in your facility is to use low-flow fixtures
in employee welfare spaces.
5 SWITCH TO A LOW-FLOW TOILET FLUSH Older toilets can use around 13.6 litres of water per flush, while more efficient modern ones, or ones with low-flow fixtures
installed in the plumping, can reduce this to an average six litres per flush - so it's worth ensuring your loo is operating on low-flow mode.
The mall is also fitted with LED lights and features water-saving 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 6.6 percent, respectively."
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.