Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company focused on addressing the world’s most challenging water issues, announces the release of its new white paper, “A Systems Approach to Energy and Water Efficiency in Commercial Buildings.”
As the name suggests, the white paper focuses on the challenges designers and managers of commercial buildings face today with the ever-increasing demands to improve the energy and water efficiency of their buildings.
As the complexity of building systems continues to increase, the challenge of designing, installing and operating these systems also increases. New building codes continue to raise efficiency standards for new and existing buildings; economic conditions pressure organizations to cut energy costs wherever possible; and new corporate sustainability initiatives require steady efficiency improvements.
In response, architects and specifiers of new commercial buildings, as well as facility managers of existing buildings, are increasingly adopting a new systems approach to energy and water efficiency improvements.
This white paper addresses key cost vs. benefit for a systems approach to designing, installing and operating electrical, mechanical, plumbing and other building components. Additional areas covered include:
The white paper also addresses the systems approach that is being adopted in the design, procurement, installation, operation and maintenance of buildings. Using a systems approach helps achieve compliance with existing and emergency building codes, maximizes energy and water efficiency, and helps meet corporate sustainability goals while creating comfortable and efficient building environments.
About Xylem Applied Water Systems
Xylem’s Applied Water Systems (AWS) comprises global brands that work together and deliver premium products, comprehensive solutions and unmatched application expertise to meet the demanding needs of growing populations, communities and industries. The range of energy-efficient pumps, boosters, drives, valves, controllers and water systems support numerous applications in building services, general industrial, food and beverage, marine and agricultural markets around the world. For more information on AWS and its leading brands visit www.xylemappliedwater.com
Xylem (XYL) is a leading global water technology provider, enabling customers to transport, treat, test and efficiently use water in public utility, residential and commercial building services, industrial and agricultural settings. The company does business in more than 150 countries through a number of market-leading product brands, and its people bring broad applications expertise with a strong focus on finding local solutions to the world’s most challenging water and wastewater problems. Launched in 2011 from the spinoff of the water-related businesses of ITT Corporation, Xylem is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with 2011 revenues of $3.8 billion and 12,500 employees worldwide.
The name Xylem is derived from classical Greek and is the tissue that transports water in plants, highlighting the engineering efficiency of our water-centric business by linking it with the best water transportation of all — that which occurs in nature. For more information, please visit us at www.xyleminc.com