Commercial, Industrial, and
Institutional Water Use Efficiency


      Water Conservation Summit
              San Diego
 ...
Presentation Outline


Water Conservation Programs: Past and Future

CII WaterSmart Guidebook

Plan Review Process

Recogn...
Water Utility Conservation
          History

Started with educational programs in
70’s and 80’s
Progressed to residential...
Future CII Water Conservation
    Activities by Utilities

Plan Review for water use efficiency

Efficiency requirements

...
What’s in it for the
      Developer/Company?

Savings for:
•   Water & Energy
•   Wastewater Discharge Fees
•   Connectio...
Why The Need for a Guidebook on
     Water Use Efficiency?

Help save resources

Few single source references on water use...
Audience/Target Markets for
         Guidebook
Utility staff
Planning agencies
Developers
Designers and Architects
Busines...
CII Resource Guide


A reference document on CII water-use efficiency

Applies 13 water use technologies

Covers 20 differ...
Resource Guide (cont.)


Description of end uses by business type
Description of water savings hardware,
processes, and te...
Matrix of Operations
                            Sample Type of Business
Water Using Technology
                          ...
Water Efficiency Criteria
Achieve measurable water savings

Product and technology readily available

Reasonable economic ...
Indoor Water Efficiency Requirements
    Item             Residential                Non-Residential
   Toilets      1.28 ...
Outdoor Water Efficiency Requirements
            Item                       Water Efficiency Requirement
        Landscap...
Sample WUE Costs and Benefits
                              Unit       Projected   Potential
               Usage         ...
Plan Review Process with Planning
Agency (PA) Involvement


1. Developer submits plans to PA
2. PA submits plans to stakeh...
Plan Review Process without
Planning Agency Involvement


1. Developer submits request for meter
2. Developer is informed ...
Certification/Recognition Plan

Goals and Objectives
 • Build and develop awareness of program
   among commercial custome...
Download Guidebook

www.ebmud.com/conserving_&_recycling/
non_residential/watersmart%20guidebook/
                default....
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Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Water Use Efficiency - East Bay Municipal Utility District

  1. 1. Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional Water Use Efficiency Water Conservation Summit San Diego June 2009
  2. 2. Presentation Outline Water Conservation Programs: Past and Future CII WaterSmart Guidebook Plan Review Process Recognition/Certification Programs
  3. 3. Water Utility Conservation History Started with educational programs in 70’s and 80’s Progressed to residential surveys and incentives in the 90’s Now actively involved in offering surveys and incentives in the CII sector
  4. 4. Future CII Water Conservation Activities by Utilities Plan Review for water use efficiency Efficiency requirements Certification and recognition programs Additional incentive measures
  5. 5. What’s in it for the Developer/Company? Savings for: • Water & Energy • Wastewater Discharge Fees • Connection Fees (reduce meter size) • On-site Wastewater Treatment (reduced size of capital facilities and chemicals)
  6. 6. Why The Need for a Guidebook on Water Use Efficiency? Help save resources Few single source references on water use efficiency in the CII sector Inefficient water use at startup Higher retrofit costs later
  7. 7. Audience/Target Markets for Guidebook Utility staff Planning agencies Developers Designers and Architects Business chains Green business and certification programs
  8. 8. CII Resource Guide A reference document on CII water-use efficiency Applies 13 water use technologies Covers 20 different business types Describes plan review process
  9. 9. Resource Guide (cont.) Description of end uses by business type Description of water savings hardware, processes, and technologies Estimate of costs & benefits References
  10. 10. Matrix of Operations Sample Type of Business Water Using Technology Offices Process water Schools Water treatment Restaurants Thermodynamic processes Retail Food service Hotel/Motel Wash down & sanitation Grocery Laundry Medical facilities Submetering Laboratories Photo & film processing Laundries Medical & laboratory Manufacturing Vehicle wash Vehicle washing Landscaping Bakeries Pools, spas & fountains Automotive Alternate water sources Printing
  11. 11. Water Efficiency Criteria Achieve measurable water savings Product and technology readily available Reasonable economic cost to consumer Products have been performance rated (3rd party) • American National Standards Institute • American Society for Testing and Materials • International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials • National Association of Home Builders Research Center • PG&E Food Service Technology Center • Uniform North American Requirements • USEPA Energy Star and WaterSense programs
  12. 12. Indoor Water Efficiency Requirements Item Residential Non-Residential Toilets 1.28 gal dual flush HET 1.28 gal dual flush HET Urinals --- 0.5 gpm 2.0-2.5 gpm; individually 2.0 gpm; individually Showerheads plumbed plumbed Faucet 1.5 gpm bath; 2.0 gpm 0.5-1.5 gpm bath; 2.5 gpm Aerators kitchen kitchen Clotheswasher WF < 6.0; MEF > 2.0 WF < 6.0; MEF > 2.0 Pre-Rinse --- 1.3 gpm Spray Valves Ice Machines --- Air cooled or <20 gal/100 lbs Food Steamers --- Boiler-less; self contained Cooling --- 5 cycle recirculating Towers
  13. 13. Outdoor Water Efficiency Requirements Item Water Efficiency Requirement Landscape Plan Check List <5,000 ft2; Detailed plan review < 25% of area; turf and sprinklers/spray Turf Areas heads not allowed in medians <8 ft. Dedicated Irrigation Meter > 5,000 sq. ft. of landscape Irrigation Efficiency 80% of evapotranspiration Irrigation Controller weather-based self adjusting model Plants 80% drought tolerant; 20% other Non-Turf Areas drip irrigation and bubblers 0.5 gpm max. Valves and circuits Separately zoned by plants and water use Exception for: (a) <5,000 ft2 of irrigated landscaping and (b) 2 or fewer properties
  14. 14. Sample WUE Costs and Benefits Unit Projected Potential Usage Payback Product Cost 5-Year Water 5-Yr Cost Assumptions Period Incr. Savings (gal) Savings Food 2 gal/hr $0 675,000 $26,000 Immed. Steamers Pre-rinse 1.6 gpm; $50 160,000 $2,500 5 weeks Valves 3 hrs/day Ice Per 100 lbs ice $1,000 1,000,000 $5,720 < 1 year Machines HET $50- 1.28 gpf 5,000-90,000 $40-$600 1-5 years Toilets $150
  15. 15. Plan Review Process with Planning Agency (PA) Involvement 1. Developer submits plans to PA 2. PA submits plans to stakeholders 3. Stakeholders comment and provide their requirements 4. PA requires developer to meet all requirements as condition of permit 5. PA issues occupancy permit upon developer compliance
  16. 16. Plan Review Process without Planning Agency Involvement 1. Developer submits request for meter 2. Developer is informed of utility requirements for issuance of meter 3. Utility reviews developer plans 4. Issues meter upon compliance
  17. 17. Certification/Recognition Plan Goals and Objectives • Build and develop awareness of program among commercial customers • Goal of 100 accounts per year Target Audience • Water-intensive businesses • High visibility companies and organizations
  18. 18. Download Guidebook www.ebmud.com/conserving_&_recycling/ non_residential/watersmart%20guidebook/ default.htm QUESTIONS?

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