Water Efficiency Calculations

Water efficiency is a critical aspect of sustainable living, and it plays a pivotal role in meeting regulatory standards. At Complete Sustainability Solutions, we specialise in assessing and optimising water efficiency across various sectors in the UK. Our team of professionals possesses extensive experience in conducting water efficiency calculations and providing actionable recommendations.

Water Efficiency

Understanding Water Efficiency Calculations

Complying with Regulations for New Homes

Water efficiency in new homes must adhere to Part G of the Building Regulations and the Code for Sustainable Homes. To meet these requirements, it is essential to employ a water efficiency calculator during both the design and ‘as built’ stages.

The government’s national calculation methodology uses litres per person as the unit of measurement. Under the Building Regulations, new dwellings must not exceed 125 litres of water usage per person daily. The Code for Sustainable Homes sets water consumption targets based on WAT 1 levels:

  • Level 1 and 2: 120 litres or less per day
  • Level 3 and 4: 105 litres or less per day
  • Level 5 and 6: 80 litres or less per day

    Calculating Water Efficiency

    It’s important to note that water efficiency calculations are based on flow rates within living areas, rather than the total size of the property. Complete Sustainability Solutions provides you with a comprehensive breakdown of water usage, enabling you to determine daily water expenditure accurately.

    Water Efficiency and Sustainability

    Prioritising water efficiency is vital for achieving sustainability in your property. Complete Sustainability Solutions offers a wide range of services to support compliance with Building Regulations, ensuring your property is equipped for a sustainable future.

Strategies for Enhancing Water Efficiency

Install Dual-Flush Valves for Water Closets

Implementing dual-flush valves for water closets significantly reduces water consumption. This mechanism allows users to select between a full flush and a partial flush, conserving water based on the specific needs.

Explore Alternative Water Sources

Embrace alternative water sources such as rainwater by installing rainwater harvesting systems. These systems help prevent wastage by using collected rainwater for irrigation and certain indoor applications. Additionally, consider recycling water wherever feasible to minimise consumption.

Upgrade to Water-Efficient Appliances

Replace outdated appliances, such as washing machines, dishwashers, and taps, with water-efficient models. Newer appliances are designed to consume less water while maintaining optimal performance, resulting in significant water savings.

Combat Water Leaks

Vigilantly monitor your building for water leaks as they can lead to substantial water wastage if left undetected. Implement regular surveillance measures to promptly identify and resolve leaks. Conducting water audits, and using water metering and submetering, aids in understanding consumption patterns and detecting leaks effectively.

Educate Staff and Occupants

Educate building occupants and staff members about the importance of water conservation. Encourage the adoption of water-efficient practices and emphasize the reporting of leaks or any water-related issues they notice. Raising awareness can significantly contribute to long-term water efficiency.

Your Water Efficiency Experts

Water efficiency calculations are pivotal in addressing water scarcity concerns in the UK. By complying with regulations and implementing effective strategies, buildings can maximise their water efficiency potential.

At Complete Sustainability Solutions, we excel in evaluating and enhancing water efficiency. Our knowledgeable assessors possess the expertise to help you meet the required limits and exceed regulatory expectations. In addition to water calculations, we provide invaluable advice on optimising efficiency.

By using our fast and reliable calculations, you can accurately predict water consumption and ensure compliance with regulations. We meticulously review and analyze the data you provide, presenting you with a comprehensive report of our findings.

To learn more about our services and how we can help you meet water performance targets, please contact Complete Sustainability Solutions at 0161 706 0298 or email office@completesustainabilitysolutions.co.uk. Alternatively, fill in your details below, and our team will promptly reach out to you.