Water Conservation and Equipment Optimization with Measurement & Verification
Reducing water consumption reduces energy consumption
Water conservation saves energy as well as water and sewer costs. Buildings use about 14 percent of potable water in the U.S. (15 trillion gallons per year), and HVAC systems often consume 40% of a building's energy and the same for water.
The Total Water Management program reduces water and energy use while monitoring volume, water quality, and HVAC energy consumption continuously for a fixed monthly fee. Our program is flexible to meet your organizations needs, with increased benefits for building portfolios.
Our cost structure is simple.
You don't pay for installation, and our fixed fee is paid from monthly energy and water conservation savings.
How the Program Works
We visit your locations to develop a water audit that identifies areas of potential water savings.
The Water Audit includes baseline water and energy data for future comparison, along with suggested upgrades, municipal incentives and rebates that will reduce operating costs.
We install IoT meters and sensors to continuously monitor water and energy performance of the cooling tower and chillers. HydroFLOW electronic water conditioning is installed to prevent scale and biofilm. Measurement and Verification (M&V) verifies water and energy conservation, while tracking cost savings.
Dashboards provide near real-time insights on performance. Alerts are generated when potential leaks or irregularities are identified. Sites are visited monthly or quarterly to review system operations, discuss cost savings and inspect digital sensors & meters. Monthly reports are generated that detail cost savings and evaporation credit reports are generated that can be submitted monthly for municipal rebates.
We guarantee that your cooling system will achieve water and energy conservation targets that are developed during our Site Strategy session. Our guarantee is supported with Measurement & Verification that validates cost savings from water and energy conservation.
- Water Savings
- Energy Conservation
- Chemicals Reduction
- Reduced Maintenance and Repair Costs
- 24/7 Data Monitoring and Analytics with a Secure Dashboard
Total Water Management Benefits
- No Upfront Costs
- Water consumption is reduced over 50%
- Approximately 75% less chemical use
- Long term CAPEX savings
- Real-time water and Energy Monitoring
- Evaporation Credit Reporting
- Ensure operations align with performance goals 24/7
- Asset life is extended. Reduced maintenance and repairs
- Ability to earn LEED points for new projects and retro-fits
- Alerts by text or email when conditions are outside of normal parameters
Innovative Water Management that Reduces Water, Energy, & Chemical Use
HydroTech Solutions serves commercial and industrial customers on new construction and existing buildings. Our Water Conservation as a Service program increases NOI, and validates cost savings with real-time data analytics.
Total Water Management Technology
HydroFLOW physical water conditioner
IoT enabled real-time sensors & meters for monitoring flow, temperature & water quality
Cloud based platform securely manages and visualizes data
Eco-Friendly water chemistry program
Side stream filtration systems that reduce suspended solids and debris in water
The Total Water Management program includes monthly site visits to observe equipment, water quality and system operations, and provides monthly reports with field notes and photographs.
Increased Energy Efficiency
Reduced Chemicals Use
Improved Asset Life with Less Maintenance & Repairs
How HydroFLOW Works
HydroFLOW attaches to the exterior of any type or diameter of pipe with no cutting or interruption of service.
Water inside the pipe acts as a conductor that carries the induced ± 150 kHz signal throughout the entire water system and causes dissolved calcium to crystallize in the water stream as suspended particles that cannot attach to equipment, so scale does not form, and existing scale gradually disappears.
Conductivity is safely increased, which reduces blowdown. Cycles of concentration are increased while scale and biofilm are reduced. Corrosion is prevented since the pH of circulating water operates between 8.5 and 9.1.
Chemical use is enhanced and often reduced in volume.Useful equipment life is extended as maintenance and repairs are less frequent.
Cycles of Concentration are increased to 8 or more, with continuous removal of dissolved calcium that has been forced to crystallize and filtered out; which allows water conservation of 50-75% while using less chemicals.
Cost Savings Case
Commercial Building Water Conservation benefits the Community
Significantly Reduces Impact on Wastewater Facilities
50% Water reduction equals ~10,000 gpd from a 1,000 ton cooling tower (1 Building)
10 buildings would save 100,000 gallons/ day, or 10% of a 1 million gpd WWT Plant