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Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™

Barrett Green Smart Water Valve
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The Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ is a proprietary, maintenance free, water conservation device that will save approximately 10% or more on your water bill. Functioning as a check valve, it is installed inside the main water pipe inside your building and eliminates excess air in the water, (water- H2O - contains 10% to 20% air depending on temperature and pressure), along with regulating water flow. Installation of the Smart Water Valve is RISK FREE as it is licensed to the building at NO UPFRONT COST.

The Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ is manufactured to aircraft tolerances, is made from 100% Level 316 “Food Grade” stainless steel and, is installed downstream from your meter so as to not interfere with its operation. As the device is pressurized by the water flow from the municipal water supply the pressure forces the piston, which is retained by a spring, (visible in the right photo above), to open and allow the water to pass through “downstream”. The pressure exerted on the air in the water causes the air bubbles to be reduced in size. The excess air bubbles then float back to the storage tank, where there is space at the top for the air to escape.

The Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ has been installed successfully in a 33-story residential high-rise apartment building, in the largest condominium development in the world, and has been operating maintenance free for over 3 years, generating an average of 10% savings over this timeframe. In dollar terms that equates to an annual savings of around $140,000.

To find out more simply call us today at 212-319-8400 or email us at apearson@barrettgreen.com.

FAQs

What Is The Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™?

The Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ is a proprietary water conservation device that saves water usage and reduces your water bill. What Does The Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ Do? The Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ functions as a “check valve”, utilizing our proprietary technology to: 1.    Remove air from the water, and 2.    Better control its flow Water – H2O - contains 10%-20% air depending on its temperature and pressure.  Eliminating air reduces the amount of water used and thus reduces your water bill.  Eliminating air and managing the flow of water has the benefit of reducing the detrimental “air hammer” effect on pipes and its sound which occurs when air gushes through a water pipe.

What Is the Barrett Smart Water Valve™ Made Of?

The Barrett Smart Water Valve™ is made of 100% level 316 – “Food Grade” stainless steel.

Where Is the Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ Installed?

The Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ is installed within the building inside the main water pipe that serves the building.  The placement of the Valve depends on the location of the water storage tank serving the building.  However, its placement is not near the local utility’s water meter so it has no adverse effect on the utility’s meter readings.  Because the Valve generally is installed in the basement, there is no negative impact to the residents’ apartments.

How Does the Barrett Green Smart Water Valve ™ Work?

In a hydraulic system, which describes water coming from the water company’s (utility’s) system into a building, the Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ functions similar to a “check valve” so the water only can flow in one direction.  The local water utility maintains a constant water pressure (pounds per square inch, or psi) for the incoming water entering the building.  In order for the water to continue flowing through the Valve, into the building, the water (fluid) is pressurized to the point that the pressure forces the piston, (visible with the “Y” stabilizer on the right side of photo below), which is retained by a spring (visible in the second photo above) in the Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™, to open and allow the water to pass through further “downstream”. The pressure exerted on the air in the water causes the air bubbles to be reduced in size.  Rather than continue forward, the air bubbles can float back to the storage tank, where there is space at the top for the air to escape.  The Valve is placed downstream from the meter and does not affect the utility water meter measuring capabilities.

What Types of Building Will Benefit Most?

Multi-Family residential buildings and hotels benefit the most because the savings come from what is referred to as reduced volumetric use. An example of volumetric use, or continuous use of water are showers. By Barrett Green absorbing all the risk and cost, we in effect are guaranteeing approximately a 10% savings of your water costs.

How Much Can the BG Smart Water Valve™ Save?

The Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ can save a multifamily residential building approximately 10% in water costs.  A Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ has been installed at Co-op City in the Bronx, NY for almost 3 years.  The Valve serves three 33 story high rise residential buildings with a total of 1,188 apartments and savings have averaged 10% over this time period.  Specifically, for the 12 months from July 2014 through June 2015, The Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ saved 10.36% or $137,500 on 138,579 HCF of water used.

Is the Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ Safe?

Yes! Because the Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ has been constructed from pure Food Grade stainless steel, which is a safe material for contact with potable water.

Does the BG Smart Water Valve™ Require Maintenance?

No.  The Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ is machined to aircraft level tolerances for smooth and maintenance free operation.  The Barrett Green Smart Water Valve is based on our own proprietary design/technology and manufactured in the United States.

What Does A Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ Cost?

Nothing!  Barrett Green offers its Smart Water Valve™ to buildings on a RISK FREE BASIS!  The Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ is licensed to the building at NO COST UP FRONT.  Barrett Green absorbs the cost of custom manufacturing the Valve specifically sized to fit the size of the water pipe serving your building, as well as the cost of installing the Valve inside the main water pipe.  Our affiliate, Barrett Capital Corporation, prepares a Shared Savings Agreement, through which we share the savings for an agreed upon term, after which 100% of the savings accrue to the building.

How To Arrange For An Installation At My Building?

Just contact Arthur Pearson at apearson@barrettgreen.net or call him directly at 212-319-8400.  We will arrange for a site visit to your building to verify the size of the Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ needed and installation requirements.  Then, we will arrange for a shared savings agreement that best meets your needs.  It’s that simple.

CO-OP CITY CASE STUDY

OVERVIEW

Water rates have been rising   consistently throughout the United States.  In New York City, for example, over the past 3 years rates have increased over $1.00 per hundred cubic feet (“HCF”) of water usage for an average annual increase of 4%.  Owners and Property Managers now have an opportunity to “stop flushing water down the drain” and to offset these price increases with the Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™, a proprietary water conservation device that saves water usage and reduces your water bill.  Typically, the owner pays for the building’s water bills, rather than passing on the costs to residents.  Without that financial incentive, residents do not concern themselves with conserving water.  Because this technology is new, building managers generally are not aware of the untapped efficiency savings potential the Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ offers.  And, building managers generally are forced to allocate their limited resources to higher value, more visible projects.

Co-op City, located in the Bronx, New York, is the world’s largest residential condominium development.  It houses some 55,000 people in 35 high rise buildings.  To demonstrate the effectiveness of the Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™, we installed one Valve in one of Co-op City’s 33 floor “Tower” buildings, a photo of which appears above.  In fact, the water main pipe serving this building, also serves 2 identical buildings, for a total of three 33 story residential buildings.

The result from one successfully installed Barrett Green Smart Water Valve™ has been savings totaling $350,000 – since the Valve was installed in late November, 2012.  For the 3 fiscal years’ July 2012 through June 2015, water usage decreased on average about 140,000 HCF per year, and annual savings averaged approximately $140,000 per year, in each instance a savings of approximately 10%.

The best part for Co-op City was that it didn’t have to lay out one penny.  The contract was structured as a “shared savings agreement” in which Co-op City shares the savings each month with Barrett Green Management, LLC.

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