Kayakers on an urban body of water

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Environment & Community Programs

The Program for Resource Efficient Communities (PREC) provides planning, design, and training for builders and developers to create communities that are less resource intensive. The Sustainable Floridians Program teaches residents how to reduce resource consumption, save money, and become part of a transition to a more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable future.

There is a lack of shared knowledge about existing water conservation programs and virtually no rigorous analytics on the programs' impacts. To address this issue, several Central Florida water utilities, FDEP, and FDACS are working with PREC to develop and manage an interactive data hub, called H2OSAV, a water-savings analytics and visualization tool. It's a suite of software platforms that a utility can use to assess how their conservation programs have been performing in the past so they can begin to better target those programs to their customers—based on consumption patterns and property features—in a way that can help to increase overall savings. Another component of H2OSAV is data sharing between utilities about programs — how they perform, how to make them better and how to move forward to reach their savings goals.