Passive Conservation: Codifying the Use of Water-Efficient Technologies (PDF)
- Author(s): Hoecker, Jay; Bracciano, Dave
- Publications: Journal - American Water Works Association
- Issue Date: February 2012
- Volume / Number: 104, Number 2
- Page(s): E93-E99
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5942/jawwa.2012.104.0023
- Product Number: JAW_0075361
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This article investigates how water efficiency professionals can use
the code adoption process to implement increased water efficiency
technologies. Beyond the U.S. Energy Policy Act, many standards
are used to codify water use efficiency throughout the United
States. In Florida, for example, the International Plumbing Code
is used and updated frequently through a consensus-based process
described in this article. Conservation professionals assessing how
to increase water use efficiency can be integrated into the code
adoption process, but few know where or how to become involved.
They may also provide input by either becoming a member of a
technical advisory committee or through public testimony.
Standards development and code adoption processes are sometimes
overlooked by conservation professionals, who can achieve passive
conservation by participating in such processes.
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