A recently completed office building is utilizing several water conservation technologies, including chemical-free cooling water treatment.

A recently completed office building constructed for the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation in Boulder City, Nev., is utilizing several water conservation technologies, including chemical-free cooling water treatment from VRTX Technologies, San Antonio, Texas.

The new office for the Lower Colorado Regional Office will house approximately 170 employees and was designed to promote environmental benefits and operational efficiency. With VRTX treatment, the facility is projected to save approximately 750,000 gal of fresh water per year.

The VRTX system will help the facility reduce cooling tower water consumption as well as potable water use. For instance, wastewater from the VRTX-treated cooling tower will supply the landscape irrigation system. The VRTX system was installed and commissioned July 2011.

The building and related systems were designed to achieve a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) “Platinum” rating from the U.S. Green Building Council.

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