Since 2011, Banyan Water’s clients nationwide, including corporate facilities, educational institutions and multi-family housing communities, reduced their water footprints and operating expenses, even as drought conditions continue to affect a large portion of the US.
Gillan Taddune, chief executive officer of Banyan Water, says the company’s real-time data collection and analytics services are key to effective water management, especially under drought conditions. This also helps clients save on monthly utility bills.
Banyan Water recently introduced a number of new products and features for commercial, institutional, and multi-family water users. In April the company launched Irrigation Insight, a flow monitoring and leak detection and mitigation solution that works with any existing irrigation system.
The company’s latest technology, SmartRate, is a water management tool that translates water consumption into dollars spent, helping users manage budgets and achieve sustainability goals. SmartRate works in tandem with Banyan Water’s initial technology offering, Smart Irrigation, which consistently delivers 60 percent to 80 percent outdoor water use savings over clients’ prior use, as well as its Flow Monitoring system, targeted at indoor water use.
The newest water management dashboards on Banyan Water Central, the company’s web platform, display a range of product-specific key performance indicators that transform water data into actionable intelligence. Data are summarized at both the portfolio and property levels, allowing users to understand how and where water is being consumed over time.
The addition of the SmartRate technology to Banyan’s dashboards enables a specific breakdown of water-related costs and also provides cost projections based on water use behavior.
Banyan also recently released a number of software tools specifically tailored to the needs of landscapers and irrigation technicians. Designed to be used on mobile devices while at properties, these tools help landscapers test, troubleshoot and verify performance of irrigation zones to ensure the system is in proper working condition, the company says.