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Summer 2018 | Volume 6, Issue 3 Water reuse, condensation recovery show sustainable and tangible results R ecycling and reusing resources is nothing new, and when the well of those resources begins to dry out, reuse is a very attractive and viable solution. One area that has my retained my attention is water reuse. According to the organization, WateReuse, communities across the country are incorporating water reuse into their water management strategies. In fact, by 2027, recycled water produced in the U.S. is es - timated to increase from 4.8 billion gallons per day to 6.6 billion gallons per day, according to a recent survey by Bluefield Research. There's definitely been some really cool waves being made in this area, and growth is seen in re - cent happenings. First off, WateReuse Arizona, AZ Water Associa - tion and the National Water Research Institute have published Guidance Framework for Direct Potable Reuse in Arizona. Water reuse also plays a major role in Colorado's Water Plan to reduce the amount of water diverted from rivers and streams, in order to extend the state's water supplies. Part of that plan, The PureWater Colorado Demonstration Proj - ect, aims to demonstrate direct potable reuse as a safe, reliable and sustainable drinking water source. Some of the water produced from the project, which is located at the Denver Water Recycling Plant, will be used to brew beer to raise awareness about this water purification process. Cheers to that. We're also seeing decent water savings with HVAC condensation recovery, where there is also great potential for commercial facilities. For example, the U.S. General Services Administration recently published a case study highlighting how the GSA's Ralph H. Metcalfe Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois saved roughly 150,000 gallons of water in a year with a conden - sation recovery system. The system, through collected condensed water from the building's cooling system, provided the cooling towers with 15 percent of its wa - ter needs and reduced the amount of water entering Chicago's combined sanitary and storm water sewers. And, at Rice University in Texas, the hot and humid days of summer produce plentiful condensation from AC equipment. That condensation is collected and pumped back for reuse on campus, primarily as makeup water for the central plant's cooling towers. In fact, according to an article ("The Benefits of Harvest - ing HVAC Condensation" — watertechonline.com), condensation from seven buildings recover about 14 million gallons of water per year. This issue of HVAC/P focuses on two more topics on the minds of many, clean air and water, and the products delivering both. Enjoy the issue! Michelle Tennis Managing Editor welcome Stream of Savings 8040 E. Morgan Trail, Ste. 23, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 p: (480) 361-6300 f: (480) 361-6394 STAFF STUART MANN Group Publishing Director smann@informpublishing.com EVAN MANN Publisher emann@informpublishing.com MICHELLE TENNIS Managing Editor mtennis@informpublishing.com RACHEL TULLIO Art Director rtullio@informpublishing.com CHRIS SCHMIDT Editorial Coordinator cschmidt@informpublishing.com PHILLIP SCARANO III Circulation Manager PRINTER LSC Communications ADVERTISING STUART MANN Group Publishing Director (480) 361-6300 ext. 15 smann@informpublishing.com DAN BURKE Account Manager (732) 241-6720 dburke@HVACPproducts.com For materials submissions, email to ads@HVACPproducts.com. For all other inquiries, info@HVACPproducts.com. EDITORIAL PURPOSE: HVAC & Plumbing Product News (HVAC/P) provides the reader with insights and information related to all product areas of HVAC and plumbing. SUBSCRIPTIONS: HVAC/P is published four times a year, quarterly, by Inform Publishing Group LLC, 8040 E. Morgan Trail, Ste. 23, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. Annual subscriptions are free for qualified requesters. Non- qualified subscribers will be charged $25 in the United States, $45 in Canada and Mexico and $60 in all other countries. Single copies (prepaid): $9 in the United States (plus postage), $14 in Canada and Mexico (plus postage) and $19 in all other countries (plus postage). POSTMASTER: Send address changes to HVAC/P, P.O. Box 4636, Scottsdale, AZ 85261. OPINIONS NOTICE: The opinions expressed in the articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Inform Publishing Group LLC. Inform Publishing Group LLC assumes no liability for any material published herein. COPYRIGHT: Copyright 2018 by Inform Publishing Group LLC. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means, without the prior written permission from Inform Publishing Group LLC. HVACPproducts.com Summer 2018 \ HVAC & Plumbing Product News 3

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