Saving water at the office is important, too. Commercial and institutional buildings account for up to 17% of publicly supplied water use, so it's important to look for ways to reduce water usage in your facilities.1
With new water-saving products, it's easier than ever to decrease your building's water usage. A great place to start is the restroom, which accounts for 37% of the overall building's water. Replacing older, less efficient faucets and fixtures can go a long way toward saving water and decreasing your water costs.
To reduce your water footprint, look for products that comply with the following water saving standards.
New flushometer valve toilets that use a maximum of 1.28 gallons per flush
Urinals that use a maximum of 0.5 gallons per flush
Faucets that use a maximum of 1.5 gallons per minute
Showerheads that use a maximum of 2.0 gallons per minute
1 Source: United States Environmental Protection Agency; Watersense