EDUCATION WORKSHOP: INCORPORATING WATER EFFICIENCY INTO ENERGY MANAGEMENT PLANNING
The Compact educational session, ‘Incorporating Water Efficiency into Energy Management Planning’, hosted by MIT on 6 December 2017, helped highlight water efficiency strategies and best practices to maximize water, energy and cost savings. Participants learnt about the water use profile in Cambridge, and the water department’s ‘High Read’ notification program that alerts property owners of spikes in water use. Discussions focused on water audits, tools to track water use, utility incentives available to implement water efficiency projects and water use reduction case studies in Cambridge.
Compact members were invited to support the development of a ‘Water Conservation Plan’ for the city by providing input on this questionnaire. Feedback will be valuable to understand the current level of water use and water use efficiency among city businesses and residents.
Event Slides and Notes
Cambridge Water Use Profile – Sam Corda, Cambridge Water Department & Carol Rego, CDM Smith
Using Water Audits to Identify Water Efficiency Opportunities – Adam Meier and Olivia Percy, Harvard University
Water Conservation Tools and Strategies – Colleen Heath, CDM Smith
Mass Save Incentives for Water and Energy Efficiency – Roshan Bhakta, Eversource
Saving Water in Affordable, Multi-Family Buildings _Jane Carbone, Homeowner’s Rehab Inc.