Amiad Filtration is offering solutions that comply with the U.S. Green Building Council CIR (CreLinedit Interpretations and Rulings) for Innovation in Design credit under its LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program for a specific two-stage water filtration system to eliminate the need for bottled water in a 1,200-unit luxury apartment building. The approved combination of filtration technologies – an automatic self-cleaning screen filter at the main water supply’s point of entry, followed by point-of-use filters at each faucet – delivers tap water of a quality equal to bottled water, without the environmental impact associated with the production, distribution, and disposal of plastic bottles. The two-stage process is essential to minimizing the environmental footprint of the equipment. The automatic self-cleaning screen filter at the point of entry has several benefits, including:
• The ability to respond to actual, variable water conditions;
• Uses less than one percent of the total processed flow for self-cleaning;
• Requires minimal energy to operate; and
• Uses no chemicals or consumable filtration media.