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1.3.8 Installation of taps with flow reduction (faucet aerator)

1.3.8 Installation of taps with flow reduction (faucet aerator)

Description

One of the solutions to save water and energy consists of the placement of an aerator at the exit of the water taps. These devices are screwed into the output of the faucet, reducing the flow of water and they are compatible with most faucets since they are available in different sizes and different types of thread.

Benefits

  • Easy to install

  • Energy saving due to pumping (around 50%) and the derivative of the water heating (around 30%)

  • Anti-calcareous and do not become clogged

  • The use of aerators allows 50% of water savings

Limitations

  • Occupant acceptance

  • Operation and Maintenance (O&M) staff size, skill level, and budget need to be considered

Economic assessment

Initial investment: low. 4 € per aerator

Payback: low. Less than 1 year

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CHARACTERIZATION

Environment or playable world:

  • Residential

  • Academic

  • Offices

  • All

Carried out by:

  • Public building users

  • Owners

  • Operators

  • All

Reduce consumption of:

  • Heating

  • Cooling

  • DHW

  • Lighting

  • Electric devices


Type of driver:

  • Physical environmental

  • Contextual

  • Psychological

  • Physiological

  • Social

Time framework:

  • Short term
  • Long term

Type of measure:

  • Envelope
  • HVAC
  • DHW
  • Lighting
  • Electrical devices
  • Other
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