Innovation: Cooling Tower Water Management | U.S. Green Building Council
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LEED BD+C: Core and Shell | v3 - LEED 2009

Innovation: Cooling Tower Water Management

EBOM v3 WEc4.1 | Possible 1 point


To reduce potable water consumption for cooling tower or evaporative condenser equipment through effective water management and/or use of nonpotable makeup water.


WE credit 4.1 (1 point): Chemical management

Develop and implement a water management plan for the cooling tower or evaporative condenser that addresses chemical treatment, bleed-off, biological control and staff training as it relates to cooling tower maintenance.

Improve water efficiency by installing and/or maintaining a conductivity meter and automatic controls to adjust the bleed rate and maintain proper concentration at all times.

Core and Shell Projects:

Please note that since LEED-EB is a whole building rating system, when attempting an Innovation in Design point for following a LEED-EB perquisite or credit compliance path the strategy must be applied to the entire project building. For LEED-CS projects please provide a copy of a legally binding tenant sales and lease agreement documentation that the tenants meet the requirement of the LEED-EB strategy.

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