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
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.
Chemical-Free Treatment Helps Building Go Green
December 7, 2011