Lincoln Centre is a 32-acre office property in Dallas, Texas, that has a park-like landscape. Cushman & Wakefield, which manages the property for TH Real Estate, faced rising water costs that could have significantly increased their operating costs. Texas was also facing a historic drought.
The property management team, led by Lincoln Centre’s chief engineer Scott Grissom, assessed the property’s water use in partnership with the smart water management company Banyan Water. They began working with Banyan Water’s Irrigation Insight, a managed irrigation service that uses data and technology to calculate and deliver the exact amount of water the landscape needs.
Banyan Water worked with Cushman & Wakefield to analyze the property and its current water use, determine baseline water use, and calculate the potential for water savings. Banyan Water installed on-site hardware including controllers, flow monitors, and weather tracking technology that integrated with the property’s existing irrigation system. Irrigation water use immediately dropped by 66%.
Real-time monitoring of water movement on the property through Banyan Water also caught leaks, saving at least 500,000 gallons of additional water each year and preventing leak-related property damage, according to Banyan Water. Banyan Water and Lincoln Centre have remained partners for six years, saving 12 million gallons of irrigation water annually on average. Since partnering with Banyan Water, Lincoln Centre received a LEED Silver O&M Certification, a BOMA 360 Designation, and an Energy Star Certification. In 2016, the project added $38,342 to Lincoln Centre’s net operating income and saved 9.6 million gallons of water. Lincoln Centre has saved 72,589,000 gallons of water in the past six
years — enough to supply 497 homes for a year.