Baltimore, MD – An article titled The Paths to Leadership in Energy and Environment Design Water Conservation Credits for Evaporative Cooling Towers by Neal Walsh – Business Manager and Robert Downey – Global Sales Development Manager and Water Treatment Specialist is now available. Evaporative cooling towers play an important role in green buildings by significantly reducing energy consumption when they supplement or replace traditional air conditioning systems, thereby reducing carbon footprint and operating costs. Although evaporative cooling is great at saving energy, it does consume some water but the benefits on energy savings outweigh the water usage, which in some places is a scarce resource.
Water conservation is therefore a high priority in designing and operating water-cooled equipment and plays an important role in USGBC’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and other sustainability programs. LEED assigns credit points to reduce water usage.
Learn about two design paths, water consumption in a cooling tower, maximizing cycles of concentration, non-potable water as an alternative source, and addressing water quality challenges in this article.
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