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Ace 10 high efficiency plumbing fixtures are flush with savings

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Ace 10 high efficiency plumbing fixtures are flush with savings

  1. 1. Troy AicheleAichele and Associates, LLC Chicago, IL June 24, 2010
  2. 2. AicheleIKE + LEE
  3. 3. Case Study: Olympia, WA: $1.00 2009 Water and Sewer bill: $230,725 Spokane, WA $0.25 Everett, WA: $0.46 El Paso, TX: $0.60 Boston, MA: $1.05 San Diego, CA: $1.38 Geneva, Switzerland: $1.95 Glasgow, UK: $2.86Source: “The World’s Water 2008-2009” by Peter H. Gleick
  4. 4. Annapurna
  5. 5. Utility Rate Trends Estimated 10%$9.00 10 % increase for 2009$8.00$7.00$6.00$5.00$4.00$3.00$2.00 Peak$1.00 Water Water $/CCF Sewer Waste $- $/CCF 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Year
  6. 6. 21 st Century Water Auditor
  7. 7. 340 Bed Acute OutpatientCare Facility750,000 SF Total FloorSpace2300 Employees95,000 Patient Days / Year2,000 Babies Delivered /Year723 Fixture upgrades wereperformed in the first 3months of 2009
  8. 8. Water consumption in 2009 was 3,391,000 gallons less than in 2008Meanwhile….. Patient census increased 4.2% in 2009
  9. 9. Month 2009 2008 ChangeJanuary 2,278.51 2,712.52 -16.00%February 2,244.36 2,470.48 -9.15% March 2,431.76 2,691.75 -9.66% April 2,248.70 2,672.24 -15.85% May 2,688.21 3,094.76 -13.14% June 2,874.65 3,272.56 -12.16%Totals: 14,766.19 16,914.31 -12.70%
  10. 10. Month 2009 2008 Change July 3,227 3,610 -10.6% August 3,181 3,480 -8.59%September 2,814 3,058 -7.97% October 2,517 2,599 -3.16%November 2,256 2,400 -6.02%December 2,276 2,421 -5.96 % Totals: 16,321 17,568 -7.1%
  11. 11. In the United States, when is the toilet flushed more often than any other time of the year?
  12. 12. What did we do?
  13. 13. 1. High Efficiency Plumbing Fixtures2. Measuring3. Lessons Learned4. Project Cost-Effectiveness
  14. 14. (165) 3.5 GPF water closetsand bed pan washers werereplaced with 1.6 GPFwater closets and 1.1 / 1.6GPF dual-flushflushometers (37% water-use reduction)Rebate: $85,653 (75% ofcost)
  15. 15. (260) 1.6 GPF onlyflushometers on water closetsand bed pan washers werereplaced with 1.6 / 1.1 GPFdual-flush valve and handleretrofit kits (20% water-usereduction)Rebate: $17,746 (75% of cost)2009 LEED Water Efficiency• Commercial Toilet Prerequisite: 20% less than 1.6 GPF baseline
  16. 16. WaterlessStandard (1.0 GPF)One Pint (.125 GPF)2009 LEED WaterEfficiency (WE)• Commercial Urinal Prerequisite: 20% less than 1.0 GPF baseline
  17. 17. Water
  18. 18. (298) 2.5 GPM shower headwere replaced with 1.5 GPMshower heads (40% water-usereduction)Rebate: $34,884 (75% of cost)LEED 2009 Water Efficiency(WE)• Commercial Shower Prerequisite: 20% less than 2.5 GPM baseline
  19. 19. 0.5 GPM faucets2.2 GPM models with a 1.5GPM flow control kit2009 LEED Water Efficiency(WE)• Commercial Patient Room Lavatory Prerequisite: 20% less than 2.2 GPM baseline
  20. 20. None!
  21. 21. None!
  22. 22. Which toilet cubicle in a public restroom is usually the cleanest?
  23. 23. 120Benchmarkingbetween 100campuses 80 Gallons Gallons Used / SquareCase Study 60 Foot / Year(719,834 SF): 36 40Gallons / SF / Year 20Hospital campus 0average: 54 0 500,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 Hospital Size (Square Feet) 2,000,000Gallons / SF / Year
  24. 24. Shut-downs vs.Freezing LinesOld vs. New FixtureFootprintsUser ConcernsFlushometerAdjustments
  25. 25. What percentage of Americans feel better about themselves after flushing the toilet?
  26. 26. New Waste Water Treatment Facility+ Acquisition of Land+ Conveyance Fees (including maintenance)Total Waste Water Treatment Capacity CostVs.Fixture Installation Cost
  27. 27. 1. High Efficiency Plumbing Fixtures2. Measuring3. Lessons Learned4. Project-Cost Effectiveness
  28. 28. “We have to hit efficiency harder thanever. We need another thirty to fiftyyears to solve the supply problems…buton the demand side we can get way downthe field right now”  Mike Davis, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) scientist from Hot, Flat, and Crowded; Why we need a green revolution—and how it can renew America by Thomas L. Friedman.
  29. 29. What day is World Toilet Day?

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