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Water Efficiency Oliver Musgrave Water efficiency advisor Energy Saving Scotland advice centre
How many litre bottles of water would it take to fill Murryfield ? Answer:  1 billion
Climate change
Decrease Energy  Utility Bills Decrease Carbon Emissions Ensure Sustainable Water Extraction
Water and carbon emissions Largest consumer of electricity in Scotland 5% of UK carbon emissions
Carbon emissions in existing home Water consumption in litres/day for an average 2.4 occupancy household
Fuel bills = 30% of gas bill £200
Three areas of the home
Technology
Aerating or twin jet products  Flow restrictors Energy efficient appliances Cistern displacement devices
Compatibility issues <ul><li>Fittings can vary greatly </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT  retrofit electric showers </li></ul><ul><...
Maintenance
Insulate water pipes Insulate hot water tank Insulate any visible hot water pipes
Fix leaking taps Leaking tap  Up to 5500 litres per tap a year
Behaviour
What is more energy efficient? Bath Shower Versus
Average flow rate by shower type Shower type Litres/Minute Range Electric 6 3 - 9 Mixer: Gravity fed 9 4 - 14 Mixer: Mains...
 
What is more efficient? Versus Dishwasher Hand washing
Washing machine advice <ul><li>Fill machine fully before use </li></ul><ul><li>Try using shortest/coolest cycles </li></ul...
In the garden
Car washing
 
10 Top Tips <ul><li>Short showers </li></ul><ul><li>Lag hot water pipes and use a jacket </li></ul><ul><li>Fit a flow regu...
Questions  <ul><li>Please complete a  Water Efficiency Check  </li></ul><ul><li>Please come and speak to me for any specif...
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How and why saving water is a good idea. A presentation from Oliver Musgrave from the Energy Savings Trust Scotland.

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Water Efficiency Presentation

  1. 1. Water Efficiency Oliver Musgrave Water efficiency advisor Energy Saving Scotland advice centre
  2. 2. How many litre bottles of water would it take to fill Murryfield ? Answer: 1 billion
  3. 3. Climate change
  4. 4. Decrease Energy Utility Bills Decrease Carbon Emissions Ensure Sustainable Water Extraction
  5. 5. Water and carbon emissions Largest consumer of electricity in Scotland 5% of UK carbon emissions
  6. 6. Carbon emissions in existing home Water consumption in litres/day for an average 2.4 occupancy household
  7. 7. Fuel bills = 30% of gas bill £200
  8. 8. Three areas of the home
  9. 9. Technology
  10. 10. Aerating or twin jet products Flow restrictors Energy efficient appliances Cistern displacement devices
  11. 11. Compatibility issues <ul><li>Fittings can vary greatly </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT retrofit electric showers </li></ul><ul><li>Check the manufacturer’s guidance </li></ul>
  12. 12. Maintenance
  13. 13. Insulate water pipes Insulate hot water tank Insulate any visible hot water pipes
  14. 14. Fix leaking taps Leaking tap Up to 5500 litres per tap a year
  15. 15. Behaviour
  16. 16. What is more energy efficient? Bath Shower Versus
  17. 17. Average flow rate by shower type Shower type Litres/Minute Range Electric 6 3 - 9 Mixer: Gravity fed 9 4 - 14 Mixer: Mains fed 15 12 - 25 Aerated or water efficient 8 6 - 8 Power shower* 15 13 - 16 Super Sized Showerhead 25 20 – 35 Multiple showerheads 45 30 +
  18. 19. What is more efficient? Versus Dishwasher Hand washing
  19. 20. Washing machine advice <ul><li>Fill machine fully before use </li></ul><ul><li>Try using shortest/coolest cycles </li></ul><ul><li>Treat stains rather than turning up temperature </li></ul><ul><li>Wash at 30 degrees </li></ul>
  20. 21. In the garden
  21. 22. Car washing
  22. 24. 10 Top Tips <ul><li>Short showers </li></ul><ul><li>Lag hot water pipes and use a jacket </li></ul><ul><li>Fit a flow regulator or an aerator </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t overfill the kettle </li></ul><ul><li>Do full loads </li></ul><ul><li>Wash your clothes at 30 ° </li></ul><ul><li>Wash up in a bowl </li></ul><ul><li>Fix leaking taps </li></ul><ul><li>Use a cistern displacement device </li></ul><ul><li>Use a watering can rather than a hose </li></ul>
  23. 25. Questions <ul><li>Please complete a Water Efficiency Check </li></ul><ul><li>Please come and speak to me for any specific questions or call 0800 512 012 </li></ul>

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How and why saving water is a good idea. A presentation from Oliver Musgrave from the Energy Savings Trust Scotland.

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