The Path to Plumbing Efficiency

Leed, Jim Allen
October 2007
Heating/Piping/Air Conditioning Engineering;Oct2007, Vol. 79 Issue 10, p24
The article discusses the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification for plumbing water efficiency of facilities of buildings. LEED certification credits include Water Efficiency credits 3.1 and 3.2. Water Efficiency credits 3.1 requires water use reduction by 20 percent while Water Efficiency credits 3.2 requires water use reduction by 30 percent. Installation of water-efficient plumbing fixtures add two points to LEED certification. INSETS: LEED Basics;Benefits to Engineers.


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