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Scavenger Hunt: Reducing Building Water Use

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dual flush handle for toilet

This classroom building is part of the “BAT cave” that was named for a sculptor, educator, and cultural leader who seized Chicago as a place of opportunity. PSPM’s Sustainability Internship Program (SIP) and an Industrial Engineering Design Team researched restroom water usage in this building and found that there is a quick payback—less than 1 year— for retrofitting these regularly used restrooms currently equipped with automatic and/or high-flow fixtures to manual and low-flow fixtures.



  • Hint: Find it in CAIP APPENDIX E CASE STUDY: Manual and Low-Flow Fixtures in Taft Hall.
  • Hint: Name one solution listed in Strategy 4.0: Natural Resources and Ecosystem Services. The solution begins with 3 numbers followed by the name of the solution, "X.X.X NAME"
  • Hint: It's in the goal of this solution.
  • Hint: Check the Water graph on the CAIP Portal webpage.
  • Your Name(s) and Course Number, if applicable * Required
    Please tell us your name and course number so you can get credit. (For example, "Sparky D. Dragon, US 130"). If you are doing this scavenger hunt just for fun, please write "just for fun"

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