Environmental Protection

Water Report Helps Utilities Conserve Energy, Decrease Emissions

The latest report from the Water Research Foundation (WaterRF) measures energy use and greenhouse gas emissions produced by water utilities.

The Toolbox for Water Utility Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emission Management is a new report from WaterRF and is focused on helping water utility companies conserve water and energy, while also reducing the amount of greenhouse emissions. The report analyzes the processes and products that water utilities use, allowing for companies to explore the possibilities of conservation.

"Energy management and GHG accounting tools are proliferating. However, because they are typically developed in response to differing location and sector-specific needs, no universally-accepted methodologies that support the unique needs of the water sector currently exist. It was critical to assess the applicability of existing tools and develop an energy and GHG toolbox that the water industry can utilize effectively on a global scale," said Robert Renner, executive director of WaterRF.

The report also recommends other methodologies that can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase the efficiency of water utilities. To view the entire report, please click here.

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