Excel-based Model Assesses Conservation Programs
The Alliance for Water Efficiency has beta tested and completed its Water Conservation Tracking Tool v1, according to a recent release.
The Tool, an Excel-based model that evaluates water savings, costs, and benefits comes complete with a detailed User Guide and is free to AWE members in good standing.
According to the press release, the tool allows users to:
- quickly compare alternative conservation measures in terms of their water savings potential, impact on system costs, and potential benefits to utility customers.
- develop long-range conservation plans. Construct conservation portfolios containing up to 50 separate conservation program activities.
- track the implementation, water savings, costs, and benefits of actual conservation activities over time.
- count the savings from plumbing and appliance codes. A separate model is available for California and Texas, states with additional requirements for toilets.
- evaluate a utility's changing revenue requirement with conservation.
AWE will provide a detailed User Guide with the Tool, as well as one hour of free technical assistance to any member using the Tool.