2014 SmartWater Award Winners
Each year, the Fort Worth Water Department recognizes leaders in the industrial, commercial and institutional (ICI) customer class for their efforts to achieve measurable water reductions. This year, we also added a SmartWater Partner of the Year for the company with the greatest sustainable water initiatives. All of these recipients have set themselves apart by taking proactive measures to demonstrate their commitment as a green leader in sustainability and water efficiency. The total water savings by these 2014 nominees is 21,930,000 gallons per year.
The 777 Main Building reduced water consumption through a project that involved the connection of equipment, previously cooled by single pass potable water, to the building’s chilled water system.
Total Annual Projected Savings: 450,000 gallons of water
Akzo Nobel executed replacement of an existing dated cooling tower with a new Marley model. The tower replacement was accompanied by new piping and a new conductivity controller. .
Total Annual Projected Savings: 1,800,000 gallons of water
Alcon Laboratories undertook water efficiency modifications to their landscape irrigation system, as well as to their chilled water plant.
Total Annual Projected Savings: 9,400,000 gallons of water
The Carlton on Woodway Apartments
The Carlton on Woodway Apartments realized water savings by retrofitting all existing high flow toilets, as well as identifying and repairing numerous underground leaks.
Total Annual Projected Savings: 2,200,000 gallons of water
Educational Employees Credit Union
From August to September of 2014, the Educational Employees Credit Union undertook the first steps in improving the efficiency of their landscape irrigation system. Improvements to date include repiping of various zones, replacement of valves, retrofit of spray heads and replacement of irrigation controllers.
Annual Projected Savings: 150,000 gallons of water
The Kelly Company
The Kelly Company undertook projects aimed at improving the efficiency of their landscape irrigation system. Improvements to date include repiping of various zones, identification and repair of leaks and retrofit of spray heads.
Annual Projected Savings: 540,000 gallons of water
La Colline Apartments undertook the retrofit of existing showerheads and aerators with new high efficiency showerheads and aerators. To date, retrofits have taken place in approximately 25 percent of the property’s occupied units. A.
Annual Projected Savings: 110,000 gallons of water
Renfro Foods began retrofitting high flow domestic fixtures, as well as installing a rinse water reclamation system.
Annual Projected Savings: 20,000 gallons of water
TexPac Hide and Skin, LLC
Tex Pac undertook modifications to increase boiler efficiency.
Total Annual Projected Savings: 60,000 gallons of water
Tarrant County College District (3rd Year Recipient)
Tarrant County College has continued efforts to achieve greater water efficiency across their campuses. As a third year recipient, TCCD has achieved a total water savings of 42,540,000. In 2014, Tarrant County College District reduced waer consumption through the implemention of projects involving replacement of inefficient plumbing fixtures, weather based irrigation modifications and increased evaporative cooling tower efficiences.
Total Annual Projected Savings: 7,200,000 gallons of water
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