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Title: Considerations for net zero water installations : a review of existing tools and measures
Authors: Jenicek, Elisabeth M.
Curvey, Laura E.
Case, Michael P.
Ginsberg, Mark.
Wilson, Clint A.
Scholze, R. J. (Richard J.)
Follum, Michael L.
Valverde, L. James
Hiett, Matthew D.
Allen, Amy.
Choi, Marianne.
Cruz, Yuki.
Garfinkle, Noah W.
Mehnert, Michelle.
Montgomery, Justin.
Keywords: Water consumption
Water conservation
Military bases
Publisher: Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (U.S.)
Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: ERDC;TR-13-18
Abstract: Abstract: Over the past decade, Federal legislation and executive orders that stipulate increasingly rigorous water conservation requirements have emerged. The Army has adopted these requirements through policy and regulation, and has advanced the concept even further by establishing challenging targets for installations to achieve “net zero water,” an emerging sustainable buildings concept in which an installation limits its consumption of freshwater resources and returns water to the same watershed from which it is drawn so as to not deplete the groundwater and surface water resources of that region in quantity or quality. This work was undertaken to select and/or develop tools to support integrated modeling of energy, water, and waste for Army installations. The first year’s water effort involved reviewing, demonstrating, and developing water models and tools at a variety of spatial scales. Water conservation and efficiency measures were evaluated and documented to enable life cycle costing. The tools and models described in this work were documented for Fort Carson, CO, but the concepts developed here will benefit all Army installations which are working to achieve mandated water conservation targets, to minimize utility costs, and to preserve finite natural resources.
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