As is typically the case, one of our most important "greening" opportunities’ is overlooked or at least goes without mention. I am coining the phenomenon as "the forgotten factor"; the direct relationship between improving water efficiency and reducing energy consumption.
When considering energy efficiency improvements no one seems to employ the very relevant connection between Water Efficiency and Energy Reductions. Studies have been done, the information is clear yet little attention is afforded to the value of "the forgotten factor"; water efficiency. The potential savings of dollars & kilowatts, directly related to improving water efficiency is staggering; and along with that we reduce societal demands on our potable water resources. Improving water efficiency is one of the most important environmental efforts we can employ; just ask any of the communities that are running out of water. When was the last time you worried about turning on a faucet or flushing the toilet? It will likely happen sooner than you think.