Facilities

Sustainability

Water Conservation Measures at UNCG

  • Installed aerators in sink faucets that reduce the flow of water to a rate of no more than five-tenths gallons per minute (0.5 g.p.m.)
  • Installed low flow toilets that reduce the flow of water to a rate of no more than one and five-tenths gallons per minute (1.5 g.p.m.)
  • Installed showerheads that reduce the flow of water to a rate of no more than one and five-tenths gallons per minute (1.5 g.p.m.)
  • Reset hot water heaters to a water temperature of 120 degrees
  • Installed water efficient dishwasher at Dining Hall that reduced water consumption by 50%
  • Trained staff to monitor the use of irrigation systems and to base the use of the system on the moisture content of the soil, and either the elimination of potable water for irrigation or the reduction of water consumption in the building by 20%, based on water consumption for the 2002-2003 fiscal year
  • Limited irrigation to early morning hours to reduce evaporation
  • Installed rain gauges on all irrigation systems to shut off sprinklers during rainy weather
  • Installed non-potable water wells to irrigate the baseball and soccer fields and golf course
  • Installed non-potable water well for vehicle washing
  • Installed sub-meters on irrigation and cooling towers to receive non-sewer credits for water that does not go into the City of Greensboro sewer system
  • Established a process of finding and repairing leaks.
  • Installed most buildings with sub-meters that the campus can read and manually enter into a database