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Building Owners and Managers Association International

Incentives for Investing in Water Efficiency

BOMA Position

BOMA International supports incentives to promote investment in water-efficient products for commercial buildings where feasible, such as toilets, urinals, faucets, showerheads, landscaping, site irrigation systems and applicable HVAC systems.

Background

According to the EPA, facilities such as schools, hotels, retail stores, office buildings, and hospitals account for up to 17 percent of publicly-supplied water use in the United States. In office buildings, water use in restrooms accounts for approximately 38 percent of the building's water usage, followed by cooling and heating (approximately 27 percent) and landscaping (approximately 21 percent).

By using water more efficiently, buildings can save money, help preserve water supplies for future generations, and protect the environment.

Rebates or other incentives for purchasing high efficiency products, such as toilets, faucets, showerheads and site irrigation systems, would help building owners to make the investment to conserve our nation's water supply.

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