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Water Efficiency in Buildings: Theory and Practice

Order Code: WY181
ISBN Number: 9781118456576
Publisher: Wiley
No. of Pages: 328
Date of Publication: 2014

Water Efficiency in Buildings: Theory and Practice


Price: 79.99

This reference source on water efficiency in buildings provides comprehensive and up-to-date information. Both multi-disciplinary and practical, it signposts current knowledge, innovation, expertise and evidence on an important subject which is high in the resource management debate.

Water Efficiency in Buildings: a review of theory and practice is structured into five sections: Policy; People; Building Design and Planning; Alternative Water Technologies; and Practical Examples & Case Studies. This final section of the book presents new and current practice as well as lessons learnt from case examples on the use of water saving technologies and user engagement.

Current evidence is vital for effective policy making. The dynamic nature of issues around water resource management creates a higher need for robust and reliable data and research information that can inform policy and regulations.

This compendium provides a roadmap for researchers and building professionals on water efficiency as well as for policy makers and regulators. The case studies and research presented fall within the water supply and demand spectrum, especially those that focus on process efficiency, resource management, building performance, customer experiences and user participation, sustainable practises, scientific and technological innovation. The benefit and impact of the research is at the localandnational level, as well as in the global context.

Table of Contents

Section 1 Policy 1

1 Water Policy and Regulations: A UK Perspective

- Introduction
- Water policy and context
- Policy for water users
- Methodology
- Interview findings
- Discussion
- Further recommendations
- Conclusion
- Acknowledgements
- References

2 Water Policy in Water-Stressed Regions: The Case Study of Iran 24
- Introduction
- Iran: water resources and use
- Water resource planning and implementation
- Policy opportunities and constraints
- Recommendations
- Conclusion
- Acknowledgements
- Further reading
- References

3 Water Policy for Buildings: A Portuguese Perspective
- Introduction
- Policy context and evolution
- Water efficiency in buildings
- Opportunities and constraints
- Conclusions and recommendations
- Further reading
- References

Section 2 People

4 Understanding Consumer Response to Water Efficiency Strategies
- Introduction
- Explorations in socio-demographic and contextual factors
- Broadening the understanding of consumer responses
- Recognising the attitude–behaviour gap
- Conclusion and recommendations
- Further reading
- References

5 Distributed Demand and the Sociology of Water Efficiency
- Introduction
- Developing an idea of ‘distributed demand’ and a practice perspective on water efficiency
- Beyond behaviour and technology: a practice perspective on ‘efficiency’
- Conclusion
- Acknowledgements
- Further reading
- References

6 Co-creating Water Efficiency with Water Customers
- Introduction
- Information technology for co-creation
- A co-creation toolkit for personalised value and knowledge for water efficiency
- Discussion
- Conclusion
- Further reading
- References

Section 3 Building Design and Planning
7 Assessment Methodologies for Water Efficiency in Buildings
- Introduction
- Building environmental assessment and rating methods
- Discussion
- Conclusion
- Further reading
- References

8 Intelligent Metering for Urban Water Planning and Management
- Introduction
- Role of intelligent water metering and big data
- Intelligent metering applications and benefits
- Conclusion and recommendations
- Further reading
- References

9 Integrated Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems
- Introduction
- Sustainable drainage systems
- Types of SuDs
- Case studies: integrated SuDs
- Conclusion
- Further reading
- References

Section 4 Alternative Water Technologies
10 Greywater Recycling in Buildings
- Introduction
- Greywater quantity and quality
- Greywater policy and guidelines
- Greywater technology
- Project examples
- Benefits and constraints of greywater recycling
- Conclusion and recommendations
- Further reading
- References

11 Rainwater Recycling in Buildings
- Introduction
- Rainwater harvesting systems
- Rainwater quality
- Treatment technologies
- Storage system sizing
- Environmental benefits
- User perception and acceptability
- Conclusions
- Further reading
- References

12 A Strategic Framework for Rainwater Harvesting
- Introduction
- Developing a socio-technical evidence base
- Selected socio-technical evidence base results
- The strategic framework for RWH in the UK - a synthesis
- The framework
- Conclusion
- Acknowledgements
- Further reading
- References

Section 5 Practical Examples and Case Studies

13 Lifecycle Benefits of Domestic Water-Efficient Fittings and Products
- Introduction
- Methodology
- Findings
- Conclusion
- Further reading
- References

14 Water Efficiency in Office Buildings
- Introduction
- Methodology
- Influences on water efficiency
- Conclusions and recommendations
- Acknowledgements
- Further reading
- References

15 Lessons from a New Water Treatment Plant in a Water-Stressed Region
- Introduction
- Case study: Mashhad water treatment plant
- Practical problems associated with the new WTP
- Conclusion
- Acknowledgements
- Further reading
- Reference

16 Water-Efficient Products and the Water Label
- Introduction
- Water and energy are inextricably linked
- The Water Label
- The Water Calculator
- Conclusion
- Further reading
- References

17 ‘Greening the Green’ - Community Water in the Age of Localism
- Introduction
- The case study community
- The water workshop
- Workshop findings
- Action from the workshop
- Discussion
- Conclusion
- Acknowledgements
- Further reading
- References
- Index