Written by Christopher Serrie, CEO, Building Water & Energy Solutions Inc.
Strategic Water System Makes Building Owner’s Money Did you know, that water has a direct impact on a buildings energy and maintenance costs? Its quality affects everything in our lives; from the health of people and buildings, to mechanical systems, energy use, and operating budgets. Ignore it at your peril. What you don’t think about will cost you.
By the time water enters our buildings its quality has often deteriorated throughout the journey to the point that if left unconditioned it will destroy every single mechanical part it touches. 4 | SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS MAGAZINE
WATER ACTS LIKE A SOLVENT Water becomes what it touches. By the time water enters our buildings its quality has often deteriorated throughout the journey to the point that if left unconditioned it will destroy every single mechanical part it touches. Mixing and pressure reducing valves, boilers, tanks, anodes, cooling towers, booster pumps, pipes and heat exchangers are all affected by water quality. You won’t hear about our solutions from your mechanical contractor. Solutions are not in their best interest. Just look at the operating budget of a 10 year old building to see its impact on your own bottom line. EFFICIENCY INCREASE FOR OLD BOILERS You don’t have to replace old boilers to improve efficiency and energy performance. In hard water areas, domestic boilers/tanks are replaced every 8 plus years due to scale. The effects of scale begin in year 1 with a reduction in system efficiency. Certified technology is now available that can prevent/remove scale thereby increasing system efficiency and reducing your energy costs.
Published on Mar 4, 2016