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GLRPPR Sector Resource: Energy Smart Tips for Water Treatment Facilities

Title:
Energy Smart Tips for Water Treatment Facilities

Abstract:
Across the country, communities are looking for new ways to decrease their energy demand and use. Water treatment facilities are among some of the largest individual energy users in a municipality and represent approximately 3% of total energy consumption in the United States. This percentage is equivalent to 75 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) and results in 45 million metric tons of greenhouse gasses being pumped into the atmosphere per year. Energy costs in U.S. water treatment facilities amount to $4 billion annually and can account for one third of a municipality's total energy bill.

URL:
http://smartenergy.arch.uiuc.edu/pdf/Water%20Treatment%20Plant%20Niche%20Market%20Report.pdf

Source:
Smart Energy Design Assistance Center

Resource Type:
Fact sheet/checklist

Date of Publication:
2010

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