326 Units | BOD: 1973
Water Use Reduction: 54%
Annual Savings: $72,454.28
Property Value Increase: $1,200,000
The Life at Lakeview lowered their yearly water usage by 54% with yearly savings of $72,454.28.
The Life at Lakeview is made up of 326 units. Originally built in 1973, the property still had outdated and inefficient plumbing fixtures. The opportunity to save both water and money was clear.
NOI decided to install Ultra-High-Efficiency-Technology Water-Saving Kits from Niagara Conservation, which they use on all their projects.
The NOI Water-Saving Kit consists of five high-efficiency products that drastically reduce water and energy usage. When installed, they collectively deliver unrivaled savings.
The Kits installed included Niagara’s EPA WaterSense® certified Original Stealth 0.8 GPF toilet, an Earth Massage1.25 GPM showerhead, 1.0 GPM kitchen and 0.5bathroom aerators, water supply lines and wax rings.
The Original Stealth boasts one of the lowest gallons perflush on the market; at just 0.8 gallons each time thanks toStealth Technology® – a patented, re-engineered flushthat works better and wastes nothing. The showerheadand aerators have Niagara’s Equiforce™ Technology, apressure-compensating technology that guarentees apowerful, consistent flow rate regardless of available water pressure.
The retrofit, in conjunction with additional conservation efforts by the staff and residents, resulted in a 34% decrease in monthly water usage and monthly savings of nearly $6,000. While continuing to monitor water conservation efforts at TheLife at Lakeview, apartment management has seen noevidence of excessive sewage stappage due to the retrofit.Water and sewage bills also indicate residents aren’t doubleflushing or any improper useage of the newly installed products.
In addition to the annual savings of $72,454.28, ownership at the Life at Lakeview estimates property value has increased 16 times the annual savings – that’s over $1.2 million.