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Title: GSA Guidance - Alternative Water Treatment Systems for Cooling Towers

Abstract

Between 2014 and 2017, GSA's average water rates nationwide increased 41%. Rapidly escalating costs, mandated water-reduction targets, and the fact that on average, 28% of commercial office-building water use is associated with heating and cooling led the GSA Proving Ground (GPG) to select six alternative water treatment (AWT) technologies for in-field validation. AWT technologies claim significant reductions in the amount of water consumed by chilled water plant cooling towers, which provide cooling for 80% of GSA floor space. This report summarizes the first four evaluations, which were evaluated by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Tenfold Information Design
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
U.S. General Services Administration; USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1593097
Report Number(s):
NREL/TP-7A40-73940
DOE Contract Number:  
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; GPG; GSA; cooling towers; AWT

Citation Formats

Dean, Jesse D, Tomberlin, Gregg R, and Silvestri, Andrea. GSA Guidance - Alternative Water Treatment Systems for Cooling Towers. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.2172/1593097.
Dean, Jesse D, Tomberlin, Gregg R, & Silvestri, Andrea. GSA Guidance - Alternative Water Treatment Systems for Cooling Towers. United States. doi:10.2172/1593097.
Dean, Jesse D, Tomberlin, Gregg R, and Silvestri, Andrea. Tue . "GSA Guidance - Alternative Water Treatment Systems for Cooling Towers". United States. doi:10.2172/1593097. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1593097.
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abstractNote = {Between 2014 and 2017, GSA's average water rates nationwide increased 41%. Rapidly escalating costs, mandated water-reduction targets, and the fact that on average, 28% of commercial office-building water use is associated with heating and cooling led the GSA Proving Ground (GPG) to select six alternative water treatment (AWT) technologies for in-field validation. AWT technologies claim significant reductions in the amount of water consumed by chilled water plant cooling towers, which provide cooling for 80% of GSA floor space. This report summarizes the first four evaluations, which were evaluated by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).},
doi = {10.2172/1593097},
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place = {United States},
year = {2020},
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