LEED-Certified Buildings Are Often Less Energy-Efficient Than Uncertified Ones

The term “going green” is gaining favor with a growing number of companies. Look no further than “green” certification plaques displayed outside buildings, or the litany of products on store shelves labeled organic. For those concerned with keeping up appearances, going green has never been easier. But for business owners focused on creating value for customers, it’s never been more …

Water Savings From Cooling Tower Efficiency Strategies

What kind of water savings can be gained from focusing on cooling towers? The current cycle of concentration will be the best predictor of how much water can be saved; the lower the cycles, the more opportunity for savings. Typically, the average cooling tower will operate at two to four cycles of concentration. There is often an opportunity to raise …

The First Step In Evaluating Cooling Tower Efficiency

What’s the first step in evaluating your cooling towers for possible inefficiencies? There are two things that need to be understood in order to identify opportunities for improving cooling tower efficiency. Those two things are the quality of the makeup water and the current cycles of concentration (COC). The primary indicator of cooling tower efficiency, with regard to water conservation, …