GSA R.H. Metcalfe Federal Building

Project Name :

GSA R.H. Metcalfe Federal Building – Chicago, IL

Client :

Government Services Administration

About Project :

The Government Services Administration takes an proactive role to ensure its facilities minimize their impact on the environment. The GSA was interested in conserving water in its Metcalfe Federal Building, located in Downtown Chicago, but the existing building offered limited options for a retrofit system that could reduce water use.

System Type :

Condensate for Cooling Tower Make-Up

Commissioning Date :

September, 2011

Challenge :

The GSA was interested in conserving water in its Metcalfe Federal Building, located in Downtown Chicago, but the existing building offered limited options for a retrofit system that could reduce water use.

Solution :

Wahaso designed a water harvesting system to collect condensate from the air conditioning system for cooling tower use. Condensate from air conditioning systems is usually wasted into the municipal sewer or stormwater system, but reusing it will help to conserve water that would have otherwise been wasted!

Results :

The system saves about 672,000 gallons of water annually.