To meet new efficiency guidelines for government buildings outlined in the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, The Federal Reserve Bank needed to implement conservation measures. Dulles Plumbing Group was selected for the job.
The primary goal of the project was to increase water efficiency within the building. To achieve this, all lavatory faucets and flush valves were updated with smarter versions. Dulles Plumbing Group installed solar-powered products from Sloan to get the job done.
“This project was really comprehensive in terms of green plumbing,” states Dave Hudgens of Dulles Plumbing Group. “Not only is the Federal Reserve building conserving water, but it is doing so while saving energy. Add to that fact that the products we installed were made from recycled materials and the project really can’t get any greener.”
Solar-powered plumbing products contain highly efficient capacitors which are powered by light from the restroom. Even in an occupancy-controlled lighting environment, the sensors are powered by the restroom lighting and are then able to efficiently regulate the flow of water from the faucet, or the flush volume from a toilet.
“Dulles Plumbing Group got to work immediately on the job,” states Richard Scott, Project Manager for Webco, general contractor for the project. “I was really impressed by their knowledge of the latest water efficient solutions.’
In addition, Dulles Plumbing Group replaced sanitary and storm piping throughout three levels of the parking garage below the facility as well as the sanitary waste and vent risers within all eight floors of the structure.
This 8-story building is located on New York Avenue in Washington, D.C.