Water Efficiency

NREL ensures the resiliency of our future energy and water systems through energy efficiency strategies and technologies, renewable energy, and water efficiency on the NREL campus.

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NREL is committed to the efficient use of water resources. Water efficiency strategies and technologies are integrated throughout the campus, including:

  • Water-efficient landscaping
  • WeatherTRAK irrigation monitoring system
  • Low-flow and WaterSense toilets, faucets, and showerheads
  • Porous pavements to decrease storm water peak flow rates and enhance water quality through infiltration
  • Water-efficient technology to reduce cooling tower water use
  • Storm water detention and forebays to reduce erosion and sediment release downstream by capturing and storing rainwater from all storm events.