Six ways buildings are becoming more water conscious

Feb. 20, 2024

It is no surprise that private companies have shown an increasing interest in water reuse and recycling initiatives, particularly as the emphasis on corporate Environment, Sustainability and Governance (ESG) goals gains more and more interest. An article from Buildings, an Endeavor Business Media partner site, sheds light on some of the trends happening in the commercial construction sector.

The article notes that new construction is aiming to be more water conscious than ever before, and references  recent article from Idrica, an international water technology company, that highlighted six ways buildings are implementing smart water technologies:

  1. Water management and monitoring;
  2. Smart taps and sensors;
  3. Humidity and climate sensors;
  4. Water treatment and purification;
  5. Digital twins; and 
  6. Smart irrigation systems.

The buildings industry has spent years focused on energy efficiency with improvements to lighting, heating/cooling and ventilation, and other elements. It appears now that with the rise of ESG goals and pressures on water resources, particularly in the U.S. West, that contractors are adding water conservation into the mix.

The article referenced in this story originally ran as "Water Conservation Technology is Key to Tomorrow's Smart Buildings on Buildings, an Endeavor Business Media partner site.

About the Author

Bob Crossen | Editorial Director

Bob Crossen is the editorial director for WaterWorld Magazine, Wastewater Digest, Stormwater Solutions, and Water Quality Products, which compose the Endeavor Business Media Water Group. Crossen graduated from Illinois State University in Dec. 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in German and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. He has worked in business-to-business journalism covering the drinking water, wastewater, stormwater and point-of-use/point-of-entry markets since April or 2016. Crossen can be reached at [email protected] or 847.954.7980.

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