Going green… Some popular media would count this as a fad while others find the merit in the prospects of environmental protection. The odd correlation that is hardly ever discussed is the fact that going green when implemented properly is a cost savings not just a resource savings. The EPA estimates that roughly 26% of domestic water usage is attributed to flushing the toilet. This number definitely varies greatly for a business let alone from one industry to another yet it is one of the quickest and simplest ways to start saving money. Installing a Dual Flush toilet for example can reduce water waste by up to 50% simply by having the option to flush solid waste the standard way or press a button to flush liquid waste. This uses less water for the liquid waste and saves you as a business or property owner that much more money.
Another point of savings is in your hot water. Why keep a full tank of water constantly hot when you can simply heat the amount of water you need to use? Most employees won’t be taking showers (unless that is part of your industry) and thus you won’t have to worry as much about heat consistency, but even if you replace one tank with three units you will still save energy and money simply not having to store the hot water. As a business the cost reduction would be worth the initial investment. Presuming the average cost of a Dual flush toilet is roughly $160-$200 per unit and the average employee uses 3.5 to 7 gallons per flush the cost of eliminating roughly half of that per person would recover the installation cost in just a few months. For more information or for installation contact Putman & Son’s Plumbing.