How to save water in further education colleges

Tags: FE | water

A guide written by the Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development.

The guide is designed to provide an overall strategy for water conservation through various stages of planning and using a building within colleges.

The guide is divided into three broad sections:
• The first section provides a general evaluation of where and how much water is used in Further Education colleges and the need for water conservation within the present context.
• The second section explores design considerations for reducing water use in buildings through efficient plumbing design and services and onsite water capturing and treatment technologies.
• The final section looks at building operation and maintenance and explains a methodology for a water audit and optimal water consumption during use. It is targeted at building managers.

It is a basic guide and should be used with the sources of further information provided.