Reduce your facility’s carbon and water footprint
Fresh water is a critical and rapidly dwindling resource. Worldwide water shortages have led the UN to define its sixth Sustainable Development Goal as “Ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all people”.
But water availability is not its only environmental aspect. A key fact that often goes unnoticed is that a steady water supply – which involves pumping, treating, delivery and then treatment of the resulting sewage – is a hugely resource intensive process, which results in massive amounts of carbon emissions.
In fact, 13% of electricity in the US is used for water delivery and treatment. The energy requirement, combined with emissions from the resulting sewage, has a significant carbon impact: on average, every cubic meter of water consumed generates 23lb (or 10.6Kg) of carbon emissions.
Given the world’s dwindling water reservoirs and water’s significant carbon impact, the reality of water waste in buildings is quite shocking:
Our customers use WINT to help them improve the sustainability stance of their facilities. To illustrate the potential: in just one wasteful leak we detected at a well-known Manhattan high-rise, we saved 27 million liters of water and over 340 tons of carbon emissions every year.
Carbon emissions and water sustainability are two of the most urgent challenges facing the world. To understand how water waste results in excessive carbon emissions. For details on the carbon impact of water, ready the detailed analysis here: