Water Conservation

Title Abstract Publication Date
A Balancing Act for Water Conservation. Discusses toilet selection options, including the water use, maintenance requirements, and practicality of various models and valve configurations. 04/30/2011
A Building Lovely as a Tree. Article provides detailed description of new Center for the Environment at Catawba Collge in Salisbury, NC. The 21,000-square-foot, three-story building was designed to be sustainably constructed.... 09/08/2002
A Fresh Focus on Water Issues. Confronts reality of U.S. water shortages and the challenges facing repair and maintenance of water-related infrastructure. School facilities managers can do the following: 1) Go beyond the current... 04/30/2011
A Lesson in Sustainability. Profiles the recycling of an outdated campus building into the new home for Arizona State University's School of Sustainability and Global Institute of Sustainability. The energy and water... 08/31/2009
American Water Works Association AWWA is an international nonprofit scientific and educational society dedicated to the improvement of drinking water quality and supply. AWWA advances public health, safety and welfare by uniting the...
ASU Polytechnic Green. Profiles the new academic complex at the Arizona State University Polytechnic campus. Horizontal shades allow daylighting while protecting the building from extreme desert sun. Shaded walkways and... 04/21/2009
Best Practices for Sustainable Design of Vivariums. Provides an overview of the reasons for and benefits of sustainable design of vivariums. Specific strategies for improving water efficiency and saving energy are discussed. 11/30/2009
Clean and Safe Washroom School Maintenance Schools and universities must be vigilant about upkeep of their washrooms to avoid potential health and behavior problems. Discusses health issues, problems with bullies and vandalism, and water... 02/29/2012
Coloring It Green. Describes attributes of high performance schools, the six areas which are scored to obtain LEED certification, and water saving ideas that can be implemented in landscape and restroom design and... 01/31/2005
Conserving Water Gets the Spotlight. Reviews water-saving dual flush toilets and waterless urinals, including the savings on plumbing and maintenance costs realized with waterless urinals. 09/30/2007
Cornell U. Pursues a $60-Million Plan To Cool Its Campus with Cayuga's Water. Cornell University (New York) plans to use the icy waters of nearby Cayuga Lake to air-condition the campus, but recognizes they can do so only with the community's cooperation. Critics fear the... 07/23/1998
Defending the Bathroom. Describes vandal- and corrosion-resistant restroom fixtures and waterless urinals. 02/28/2006
Drowning in the Desert. Profiles the University of Arizona's Underwood Garden, a lush plaza that uses collected rainwater and water reclaimed from HVAC systems. After the budget for the project was eliminated, non-... 12/31/2009
Earth, Wind, and Fire. Profiles three colleges' respective use of wind power, composting, solar energy, geothermal systems, and intense water conservation. 06/30/2009
Eco'tude Auditing and Action Toolkit. Provides guidance to help students estimate the ecological footprint or environmental impact of their school's design and use. Historical audits of energy bills and purchasing, student and staff...
Energy and Water Conservation: Techniques to Reduce Waste and Improve the Budgetary Bottom Line. Presents simple ways to lower energy and water costs for existing school facilities that do not involve renovation or retrofitting. An inspection of bills and meters may reveal overcharges, duplicate... 04/30/2004
Finding a Balance. Addresses current trends in the invisible components of building systems: foam duct insulation, greener energy systems, and water resource conservation. The article highlights Pennsylvania State... 02/28/2011
Flush Rainwater, Not Money, Down Your Toilets. Examines the feasibility of rainwater harvesting, and offers expanded understanding of possible uses of rainwater besides toilet water and other non-potable applications. Effective retention and... 01/31/2011
Flushing Out Solutions. Discusses the use of pressure-assist technology to cut water usage volume in schools. Answers questions concerning whether to retrofit school washrooms with pressure-assisted technology and how much... 06/30/1997
Frugal Flow. Reviews water-saving school restroom devices, including high-use flushing devices and monitored plumbing control systems. 02/29/2008
Going for a Dip. Explains how Cornell University is using lake water to cool 40 percent of the space in its central campus. Payback cost estimates and design and engineering issues are examined. 10/31/2000
Going Green by Saving Blue. Advises on water conservation by submetering to determine specific use, thoughtful landscaping that does not need watering, careful installation and maintenance of efficient irrigation systems, and... 03/31/2010
Going Green by Thinking Blue. Discusses the use of rainwater as a teaching tool, by creating rain gardens bioswales, permeable pavers, and green roofs at school facilities. Explanations of these four features and advice on how to... 03/31/2009
Going Green Can Mean Savings for Schools, Districts. Outlines typical building features that contribute to sustainability. These include cool roofs, daylighting, energy-efficient artificial lighting, displacement ventilation, low-VOC carpet and... 03/31/2009
Green Investment, Green Return: How Practical Conservation Projects Save Millions on America's Campuses. Highlights 23 cost-saving conservation initiatives at 15 public and private postsecondary institutions across the United States. Savings per project ranged from little more than $1,000 to $9 million... 12/31/1997