Ashokan Water Services, Inc. is honored to consult for the Urban Green’ New York City’s Energy and Water Use 2013 Report August 2016 Edition.
The report analyzes NYC water bench marking data and calculates the water usage to a variety of water heating systems. A study conducted by New York State concluded that one-pipe heating systems using more water than hydronic and vacuum steam heating systems. The study recommended that all one-pipe systems should be removed and replaced with hydronic systems to save water.
Ashokan’s analyst concluded that this is an erroneous correlation. There are a number of factors that can affect the water consumption of one-pipe systems such as malfunctioning pipes and unexpected leaks.
Rather than replacing the one-pipe system, one could easily install a meter to measure the water flow and to fix any leaks when detected; thus providing a frugal answer to a simple problem.
Ashokan Services would like to thank the Urban Green Council for providing the opportunity to contribute data and be included in their research.
For Ashokan, this is one more achievement on the path towards universal water conservation.
I would like to congratulate Hershel Weiss and Vadhil Amadiz for their diligent research; we all hope for more accomplishments in the future.