Retrofitting Apartment Buildings to Conserve Water

Client: US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Many American communities are facing reduced water supplies, and many have implemented water conservation measures. Engineers, managers, and contractors are being called upon to help apartment owners and managers examine their options for implementing water conservation measures on their properties. While numerous approaches to conserve water can be integrated into a property during design and construction, retrofit options are frequently limited by cost and complexity.

HUD retained WRE to develop two publications that describe options for water conservation retrofitting. The publications present information in a non-technical manner geared to engineers and contractors, property owners and building managers. These publications are available from the HUD website: