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Domestic hot water can account for more than 50 per cent of the energy used by common property in apartment buildings that have a central hot water system installed.

You can fine-tune the way your central hot water system is operated, or upgrade to a more energy efficient system.

 

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When you consider that 30 to 50 per cent of the energy used to heat water in a storage system is wasted due to heat loss from the storage tank and pipes it becomes clear that there are significant cost and energy savings to be made from fine-tuning the way a water system operates.

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All common property assets that use water should be regularly monitored for leaks because every drop of water wasted means energy has been wasted by pumping it through the system.

Pumping hot or cold water around a mid rise or high rise apartment can also use a lot of energy. You can also look at installing cold water pumps that use energy efficiently. Find out more about cold water systems on the Green Strata website.