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

Zeta Rod Wins Environmental Award for Los Angeles Convention Center

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http://www.waterworld.com/content/ww/en/articles/2002/04/zeta-rod-wins-environmental-award-for-los-angeles-convention-center.html

Tucson, Ariz., April 10, 2002 — After three years of close­ly mon­i­tored per­for­mance at the Los Angeles Convention Center of Zeta Corporation’s Zeta Rod™ sys­tem, the con­ven­tion cen­ter won a city-wide envi­ron­men­tal award and real­ized a three-year accu­mu­lat­ed sav­ings of $150,000.

Image of Zeta Rod System at Los Angeles Convention Center

Zeta Rod System at Los Angeles Convention Center

In mak­ing the announce­ment, Zeta President M. Michael Pitts, Jr, Ph.D. said that the City of Los Angeles Quality and Productivity Commission, after an eight-month eval­u­a­tion process, sin­gled out 20 city depart­ments out of 114 appli­cants for hon­ors in the cat­e­gories of Customer Service, Environmental, Entrepreneurship, E-Business and Innovation and Creativity.

The Los Angeles Convention Center facil­i­ties staff won the Environmental Award for “the elim­i­na­tion of scale and cor­ro­sion clean­ing, increased employ­ee safe­ty, reduced water con­sump­tion, longer equip­ment life and an annu­al sav­ings of $50,000” in the oper­a­tion of the huge building’s chillers and cool­ing tow­ers. Continue read­ing