AWE Resource Library
Commercial, Institutional, and Industrial Water Users
The commercial, institutional, and industrial (CII or ICI) sector is the most diverse collection of water users in the urban environment. This customer category includes stores, supermarkets, office buildings, hotels and motels, schools, universities, car washes, manufacturing, and many other types of customers. The AWE Resource Library pages listed below offer information on CII water use and conservation savings as well as links to the latest research and information about this important end user category.
AWE Library Resources
AWE maintains numerous general resource documents on CII water use. Some of these content items can be accessed from the links below.
Brewers Association, Water and Wastewater: Treatment/Volume Reduction Manual
Water Research Foundation et al. (2015) Methodology for Evaluating Water Use in the Commercial, Institutional, and Industrial Sectors.
Federal Energy Management Program Water Project Screening Tool
(Tool to screen sites for water efficiency opportunities)
AWE (November 2012) Assessing the Econominc & Environmental Benefits of Industrial Water Use Efficiency within the Great Lakes Region
KPMG (October 2012) Sustainable Insight Water Scarcity: A Dive into Global Reporting Trends
State of California Department of Water Resources (October 2012) Commercial, Institutional and Industrial Task Force Best Management Practices Report to the Legislature:
Report Cover Page (Draft)
Executive Summary (Draft)
Volume I (Draft)
Volume II (Draft)
WaterSense at Work: Best Management Practices for Commercial and Institutional Facilities
Hoekstra, Arjen et al. (2011) The Water Footprint Assessment Manual
Koeller and Gauley (2010) Top 5 New and Innovative Water-Efficient Products - 2010
Jones, Adam (2009) The Washup - Which Industries are Really Leading the Way in Water Efficient Cleaning?
EPA WaterSense Program (August 2009) Water Efficiency in the Commercial and Institutional Sector: Considerations for a WaterSense Program DRAFT
EBMUD (2008) Watersmart Guidebook - A Water-Use Efficiency Plan Review Guide for New Businesses
GE Water (2007) Solutions for Sustainable Water Savings - A Guide to Water Efficiency
CUWCC (2006) Potential Best Management Practices (PBMP) Report – Commercial-Industrial Cooling
Austin Water Utility (2006) Water Efficient Equipment and Design - A Guide for Non-Residential Construction and Development
New Mexico (1999) A Water Efficiency Guide for CII Users
North Carolina (2009) Water Efficiency Manual for CII Facilities
Definition of Terms
Looking for a quick definition of a water or conservation related term or concept? The AWE Glossary has an extensive list of the most commonly used terms in the biz.
AWE Glossary of Common Water Related Terms, Abbreviations, and Definitions
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