Another nuance of LEED, no easy way to quickly and easily figure out water savings for the WEp1 and WEc3 credits. I’ve been there, done that. I’ve tried using the LEED template – adding rows, creating user and fixture groups, manually entering custom flow rates since there are only 2 options listed. It’s been a blast! Especially since the neat formatting in place doesn’t allow you to scroll without jumping halfway down the next page. Let me tell you, sitting in a design meeting trying to show how we can get to a 40% water reduction with different fixture combinations is always fun.
So then I tried my own version – creating a spreadsheet and doing it myself. That worked better, but you had to remember to change each cell just right, and doing things like comparing dual flush to single flush was a royal pain in the butt. That’s hy I’m thrilled to announce the release of the Green Badger LEED Water Calculator. It is by far the easiest way to do quick analysis of your building’s water use to see how much water you can save using different fixtures. Curious how much more water a 1.0 GPM faucet will save vs 1.5 GPM, and how it affects your LEED points? One swipe of the finger and you’re done. This is seriously the easiest way to compare plumbing fixture water savings out there. I’m sorry to say it is currently only available in the iOS store, but we’ll try and get an Android version out soon. If you’re looking on your iPad, you have to search iPhone apps (another hiccup, I know, but hey, at least no more spreadsheets or LEED templates to do your math!). Check it out, let me know what you think. Cause we’re spending every day trying to make LEED and green building easier for you. $$$ for solar panels, not paperwork.
Download it for free here – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/greenbadger-watercalc/id904742401?mt=8