Does Replacing Toilet Fixtures Save Water?

January/February 2012
A version of this article appears in the January/February 2012 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
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January 03, 2012
Thousands of units of low-income housing were retrofitted for energy and water savings through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Still, multifamily housing remains the poor stepsister of single-family housing when it comes to making homes more water efficient. My company, Koeller and Company, studied the water savings achieved with toilet fixture replacements in an urban apartment complex. Because we feel that a sustainable building should be both water efficient and relatively easy and inexpensive to maintain, we also wanted to find out whether these replacements would reduce maintenance service calls.

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