Water Consumption: Water is used heavily in academic buildings for heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and in rest rooms. Dormitories use in excess of twice the amount of water of other campus buildings- whether viewed on a per-person, or per-square foot basis. The New School’s goal is to reduce total water consumption by 20% over the coming decade.
Annual Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s):
- Units of Measurement: Gallons
- Why it's Important: The New School’s water consumption is driven by several categories, restrooms, and cooling towers, which support many of our air conditioning systems.
- How we'll Achieve our Goals: Low-flow water fixtures, behavior change, leak detection, and reduced air-conditioning loads.
Live Water Data: Coming SoonFor more information on The New School’s Water-saving initiatives, visit here.
Water: Reduced 3.6% year over year. Progress is the result of reduced use in locations such as Johnson/Kaplan Hall, and Loeb Hall, both sites of recent efficiency retrofits.
* Data is weather-adjusted.