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Are you trying to go green with your plumbing? Let’s chat about green plumbing solutions to help lower operating costs and be environmentally friendly.

What is Green Plumbing?

Green plumbing is systems and equipment that is environmentally friendly and cost-efficient. They aim to reduce water waste, recycle water, and use eco-friendly and sustainable materials.

Green Plumbing Fixtures to Install

Green plumbing solutions are at the forefront of the industry as more businesses recognize the need for change in the plumbing field. Here are some innovative eco-friendly plumbing solutions that can help you go green.

Efficiency Faucets

Faucets are the most used fixtures in homes and businesses. A faucet’s flow rate is 1.5 to 3 gallons per minute, which adds up. Efficiency faucets drastically reduce flow rates by up to 30%, with an average decrease of 2.2 gallons per minute. You can save up to 50% each year on water bills when installing efficient faucets.

Low Flush Toilets

Low flush toilets (aka low flow toilets) are excellent, affordable green plumbing solutions for businesses. They can decrease the toilet’s amount of water, use less energy, and make toilets more efficient. Regular toilets flush almost seven gallons, but low flush toilets only use two gallons with each flush.

Low Flow Showerheads

According to the EPA, showers are responsible for nearly 20% of all water use. The answer is low-flow showerheads. They reduce the amount of water used during a shower with a flow rate of fewer than two gallons per minute.

Brain Pipes

Brain pipes automatically detect leaks and other issues in a plumbing system. This green plumbing solution constantly monitors water pressure. If there’s a pressure drop without the need for water, an alarm will sound and shut off the water supply.

Pressure Reducing Valves

Pressure reduction is at the heart of green plumbing solutions. These inexpensive and easy-to-install valves decrease water flow and control the amount of water that flows through the plumbing. The higher the water pressure, the higher the flow rate, and the greater the water usage.

Tankless Water Heater

Tankless water heater (aka on-demand) systems can be an integral part of helping reduce water and energy use. They save more water by heating it when the hot water tap is turned on. And deliver hot water to its destination quickly! On average, tankless water heating solutions can reduce energy and water usage by around 24-30 percent. They also require less maintenance and outlive standard water heaters by ten years.

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