Commercial buildings include buildings greater than 1,000 square feet which devote more than half of their floor space to activities which are neither residential, manufacturing, industrial, nor agricultural.
This includes stores, office buildings, schools, churches, gymnasiums, libraries, museums, hospitals, clinics, warehouses, and malls. The design, construction, operation of commercial buildings impact natural resources, environmental quality, worker productivity, and community well-being.
Approximately 9 percent of the total water use is consumed by commercial and institutional facilities in the United States and up to 17% of publicly-supplied water use. Three applications: sanitary (e.g., toilets, sinks), landscaping, and heating/cooling account for 88% of commercial building water use.
Hear about the opportunities for commercial buildings to do their part in conserving our water in this time of unpreceded drought.
I will cover questions such as:
• What are commercial buildings and does how water usage differ by type?
• What are the typical water and energy usage in commercial buildings?
• Where can water savings be obtained in commercial buildings?
• Where is the nexus between water and energy in commercial buildings?
Thursday Morning Meeting, October 15, 2015 8:00am - 9:30am
Free, No reservations required, but it would be appreciated if you register on our Meetup site.
Saratoga Federated Church, Richards Hall, 20390 Park Place, Saratoga, CA 95070
Enter on west side, corner of Oak Place and Saratoga-Los Gatos Rd (Hiway 9).
About the Presenter
Tony Green enjoys using his technical background to help people solve problems in fascinating applications which he hopes will make the world a better place in the long run. His career has included roles in application/project engineering and sales/marketing in the alternative energy, environmental, and utility industries. Tony works as an Water Treatment Sales Engineer for sustainability focused water treatment company who works with Commercial and Industrial Clients to reduce their water consumption, optimize their energy usage all while being sustainable.