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March 30, 2022

Retrofit your Building for Water Efficiency

Did you know? Older buildings account for much higher water use than new ones built to be more sustainable. However, these older buildings can be retrofitted to incorporate upgraded water-consuming systems, thereby achieving significant savings in water costs. A complimentary site audit of any condominium building allows Water Matrix to determine which water efficiency measures…

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February 25, 2022

Rising Water Rates in 2022 and Beyond

Canadians can expect their water bills to rise significantly in 2022. Some municipalities have already approved the rise in water rates necessary to run wastewater programs and infrastructural upgrades, with plans to increase them further in the coming years. – The rate budget presented to city councillors of Hamilton called for an increase of 4.9…

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March 1, 2021

What’s Your Water Score?

Save money! Save water! Understanding “Behavioural Waste” and More! Chances are you’ve heard the expression “water is our most precious resource” before. Frankly, that’s because it is and we state that right on the home page of our website. We don’t send missions to the Moon or Mars to look for evidence of water just…

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January 16, 2017

What About Asset Value?

The movement towards buildings that are designed with occupants and the environment in mind is at full force, but how tangible are the benefits from an asset management perspective? In 2012, the Institute for Building Efficiency, an initiative of Johnson Controls, found that the benefits of a green building extends beyond lower energy bills. Green…

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February 4, 2016

The Cost of Water Waste

High volume water leaks often come from toilets. They are hard to detect and are usually caused by worn or misaligned parts. A toilet that continues to run after flushing could be wasting 20-40 litres of water per hour – that’s 175,000 to 350,000 litres per year, enough water to fill a swimming pool, and…

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