Whirlpool Corporation and the Kohler Company retrofitted a home for net zero water performance. The goal was for the home to use only the water that was available onsite. Whirlpool and Kohler will discuss the project, the equipment used in the home, the challenges and results of the water retrofit.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify how much water is used in a typical home and for what purposes.
  • Specify actions that can be taken to reduce/reuse household water use.
  • Learn how a rainwater catchment and purification system was designed and implemented in a single family home with the goal of eliminating the need for external water supply.
  • Identify the benefits of rainwater use and the challenges associated with system design and implementation.