26% reduction in water consumption for Perth District Courts

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Brookfield Johnson Controls received a Silver Award for reducing water use in Western Australia by 26 percent through the Water Corporation’s Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) program.

Brookfield Johnson Controls received a Silver Award for reducing water use in Western Australia by 26 percent through the Water Corporation’s Water Efficiency Management Plan (WEMP) program.
Technology, water reuse strategies, education in efficient water management and water wastage reduction strategies enabled Brookfield Johnson Controls to implement a range of innovations including:

  • increased use of harvested stormwater
  • more efficient cooling systems
  • more efficient water usage strategies
  • a six-month maintenance programme on minor plumbing plant and equipment; and
  • building induction training.

Brookfield Johnson Controls’ wider energy conservation drive has delivered expenditure savings of 8 percent on electricity, 25 percent on gas and 6 percent on water this year alone. Statutory Water Corporation meter readings have shown water consumption for the Perth District Courts building has fallen from 23,313 kL per annum to 17,169 kL per annum since 2009.
The Water Corporation’s WEMP program helps businesses using more than 20 million litres of scheme water per year to reduce water use. More than 344 businesses saved 7.9 billion litres of water in 2011/2012 – more than 3,500 Olympic swimming pools. Water Minister, Terry Redman notes that businesses involved in the WEMP program not only save huge amounts of water, but also demonstrate their commitment to the environment and the sustainable use of water.
“To save 7.9 billion litres of scheme water in one year is an outstanding result, with the changes made through the program saving 18.5 billion litres over four years,” Minister Redman comments. “This has also saved these businesses around $16 million in water and wastewater charges, proving that being water efficient saves water and money.”
The minister presented Platinum Awards (more than 50 percent improvement in water efficiency) to 14 businesses and Gold Awards (35 to 50 percent improvement) to 35 businesses. A total of 37 businesses will receive Silver Awards (25 to 35 percent improvement) and 71 will receive Bronze Awards (10 to 25 percent improvement).

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