Upgrading fixtures, stopping leaks, and encouraging conservation
BERKELEY LAB GOALS AND STATUS
|36% Reduction in Water Use Intensity (2007 baseline)||8% Reduction*|
|ZERO Net Water Use for Buildings Designed After 2020|
*Water use increased significantly in FY 2017 due to cooling tower repair, now complete. The Lab anticipates returning to its previous performance, which was 34% lower than the FY 2007 baseline in FY 2016. For more detail, see the 2018 Site Sustainability Plan.
Evaluate restroom water use and retrofit fixtures to reduce water use
Track and monitor cooling towers to identify leaks and ensure water-efficient operation
Identify and adopt operational processes that save water