BBP Cooling Tower Guidelines

cooling towers

Drawing on extensive expertise, the BBP has developed best practice cooling tower guidelines to assist building owners and property managers manage water consumption within these systems.

These guidelines includes a number of water management tools and processes that can be used to understand and better manage cooling tower systems. Using these tools will promote comparable data, clearly articulated accountabilities and transparent reporting processes.

Robust cooling tower management programs require clear contracts and defined lines of responsibilities. A number of model contract clauses have been developed to assist with this process. A range of related tools that collectively form a cooling tower water management plan are also described and documented in this guideline. The tools can be used as a set or as enhancements to supplement your current water management systems.

These guidelines do not assume that all buildings will operate in the same way. Instead, they are a framework. Each organisation can choose its priorities, level of service and reporting based upon internal needs and requirements. The guidelines simply seek to provide a common set of measures, a transparent method of comparing performance and a mechanism to iteratively improve performance over time.

The BBP hopes that by working together as an industry we can drive better standards, improve industry benchmarking and increase positive outcomes from cooling tower water management activities.