Canadian Water Summit 2011 A Builders Perspective Robert Smith C.E.M.  LEED® A.P.  Director, Innovation The Minto Green Te...
 
Water Reduction Strategies <ul><li>Establish Benchmark </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Measurement & verification </li></ul></ul><ul...
Benchmarking
Research and Development <ul><li>Rainwater capture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Irrigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flushing to...
Water Reduction Initiatives <ul><li>Water retrofits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Toilets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showerheads <...
Commercialization
Consumer Education
Results <ul><li>2010 Water Performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 1 billion litres of water saved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
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  • Robert Smith, Minto - Water-Energy Nexus

    1. 1. Canadian Water Summit 2011 A Builders Perspective Robert Smith C.E.M. LEED® A.P. Director, Innovation The Minto Green Team The Minto Group Presented by 2010 Green Builder of the Year
    2. 3. Water Reduction Strategies <ul><li>Establish Benchmark </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Measurement & verification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Industry standard </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Research & Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pilot projects </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Water Reduction Initiatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Retrofits </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New build </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incentives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Consumer Education </li></ul>
    3. 4. Benchmarking
    4. 5. Research and Development <ul><li>Rainwater capture </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Irrigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flushing toilets </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sub metering </li></ul><ul><li>Waterless urinals </li></ul><ul><li>Grey water capture </li></ul><ul><li>Drought resistant landscaping </li></ul><ul><li>Storm water management </li></ul><ul><li>Technical sharing </li></ul>
    5. 6. Water Reduction Initiatives <ul><li>Water retrofits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Toilets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Showerheads </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sub metering </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Existing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New build </li></ul></ul><ul><li>New build </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Rainwater harvesting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low/no flow fixtures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Landscaping practices </li></ul></ul>
    6. 7. Commercialization
    7. 8. Consumer Education
    8. 9. Results <ul><li>2010 Water Performance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 1 billion litres of water saved </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>44% reduction in water consumption </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over $2 million dollars (2010 Toronto rates) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water reduction strategies work!!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We can do better </li></ul></ul>

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