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.

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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.

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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