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From Watts to Water: Climate Change Responses through Saving Water, Saving Energy, and Reducing Air Pollution
Description: What the District is doing to mitigate climate change and to prepare for it. (Revised May 2011)
Source: Santa Clara Valley Water District
Publication Date: Jun 30, 2011
Topics: Energy management and conservation / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Renewable energy / Santa Clara Valley Water District / Water supply, changes in supply, snowpack / Water-Energy-Climate Calculations / Benchmarks /

Materials Management Approaches for State and Local Climate Protection
Description: Guidelines for state and local government materials managers to set greenhouse gas reduction targets.
Publication Date: Sep 8, 2010
Topics: Benchmarks / Green purchasing, Product stewardship / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation /

Evaluation of Dynamic Energy Consumption of Advanced Water and Wastewater Technologies
Description: Has comparisons of energy use of UV, ozonation, etc. with older technologies.
Source: Water Research Foundation
Publication Date: Jan 21, 2009
Topics: Benchmarks / Energy management and conservation / Water utilities guidance /

Risks and Benefits of Energy Management for Drinking Water Utilities
Description: Compares energy use of newer treatment technologies with older technologies. Case studies.
Source: Water Research Foundation
Publication Date: Feb 25, 2008
Topics: Benchmarks / Energy management and conservation / Water utilities guidance /

Water Supply-Related Electricity Demand in California
Description: "The purpose of this study was to determine a previously unquantified number -- the amount of electric demand that is related to the treatment, distribution, and disposal of water within California." (2007)
Source: California. Energy Commission
Publication Date: Nov 27, 2007
Topics: Benchmarks / California: Statewide / Energy management and conservation / Water utilities guidance /

Refining Estimates of Water-Related Energy Use in California
Description: Revised data on energy used in supplying water in California (Dec. 2006, updates earlier report from 2005)
Source: California. Energy Commission
Publication Date: Dec 1, 2006
Topics: California: Statewide / Energy management and conservation / Water utilities guidance / Benchmarks /

Water-to-Air Models
Description: "To give water managers a better understanding of the relationship between water management decisions, energy consumption, and air quality the Pacific Institute has created two Water to Air Models. One model is for urban water districts and the other for
Source: Pacific Institute
Publication Date: Dec 1, 2004
Topics: Energy management and conservation / Greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction, mitigation / Benchmarks / Water utilities guidance /

Energy Down the Drain: The Hidden Costs of California's Water Supply
Description: "In the western United States, there is a close connection between water and power resources. Water utilities use large amounts of energy to treat and deliver water, and even after utilities deliver water, consumers burn more energy to heat, cool and use
Source: Natural Resources Defense Council
Publication Date: Aug 24, 2004
Topics: Water utilities guidance / Economic aspects, Costs / Benchmarks / Energy management and conservation /

Energy Efficiency in Government Operations and Facilities
Description: Guidelines and links to Energy Star publications.
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Topics: Benchmarks / Energy management and conservation /

Energy Star Portfolio Manager
Description: "Portfolio Manager is an interactive energy management tool that allows you to track and assess energy and water consumption across your entire portfolio of buildings in a secure online environment. Whether you own, manage, or hold properties for investme
Source: United States. Environmental Protection Agency
Topics: Benchmarks / Energy management and conservation /

 

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