Water, Water...Not Everywhere: Water Conservation in Healthcare Buildings
This paper explores the application of water throughout the healthcare setting (from source to sewer) and examines the multitude of uses where conservation interventions are both possible and necessary. Several recent healthcare case studies demonstrate the applicability of a broad range of strategies. Finally, the paper introduces the relationship between water and embodied energy.
keywords: healthcare, LEED, sustainability, water conservation, potable water, xeriscape, irrigation