Water efficiency can boost facility resilience

October 15, 2019

Water efficiency, an increasing priority for facility managers, can help make facilities more resilient in the face of extreme weather or natural disasters, according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website.

As building owners and facility managers plan and prioritize capital improvements, resilience during extreme weather, power interruptions, and other events has become a priority. 

The link between sustainability and resilience is well established. Inherently, high-performing buildings and facilities that use fewer resources will be better positioned to withstand and bounce back from adverse events. And integrated design and performance-based operations further facilitate intentional resilience outcomes.

Water management falls within this nexus, and presents an area worthy of increased attention. Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, extreme storms, and earthquakes, can interrupt the supply of safe, potable water and the operation of sewer systems. 

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