Published Project Material




This is the official final report as submitted to DG ENV. LIFE Unit. It lists the project's progress and results achieved as compared to the Grant Agreement.



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These recommendations are being presented to the Ministry for Energy and the Conservation of Water as part of the public consultation process leading to the development of a National Water Management Plan.



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The hotel industry could reduce its water consumption by up to 20% if in-house grey-water treatment were widely adopted.



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The EU LIFE+ Investing in Water Project has identified that an industry wide adoption of shower and wash-hand basin flow rate regulation, and grey-water treatment by hotels could lead to considerable savings in water and electricity consumption. The adoption of these three water saving measures would lead to an industry level reduction in water use of 37%, and significant energy savings on heating.



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At its start in 2011, the EU LIFE+ Investing in Water Project wished to focus on identifying a set of water saving solutions which would be transferable to hotels of different types and categories. In order to do so, water consuming applications common to a wide variety of hotels had to be identified. In the early stages of the project, toilets, showers and wash hand basins were the three main water consuming applications identified as being common to all hotels. It was assumed, based on rigorous experience by industry professionals, that in most cases these applications consume a large part of the hotel’s total water consumption. Experience also dictated that water saving interventions on these applications could result in significant savings.



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