City of Tucson Crime Lab LEED® Gold: Cooling Water Conservation

City of Tucson Forensics Crime Lab - WSM ArchitectsZeta Library Collections: Case Studies

March 2012
City of Tucson Crime Lab: Enhanced Water Conservation, Chemistry Reduction and Re-Use Opportunities for Open Loop HVAC Water Treatment

The application of a Zeta Rod Water Management program allowed the Crime Lab to earn the LEED point under Water Efficiency and Innovation in Design. In particular, a measurable non-regulated water use savings that is at least 10% of the total calculated baseline design (166,000 gallons for the Crime Lab) for regulated (fixtures) water use is eligible for an exemplary performance ID point under WE Credit 3.  This project conservatively documented savings of  674% of the baseline calculation for an annual total of 1.1 million gallons.

click here to link to the Crime Lab first season project summary