building water Articles

  • Building on tradition

    A new technology is making a name for itself in potable water filtration. And, according to AMT Systems, it is the most cost-efficient advance since the introduction of the dual media filter. Your filters need to be washed every day. What would your energy, water and waste treatment saving be if they only required washing every four or five days? You need to increase the output of the works. Are ...


    By Filtralite - Leca Norge As

  • Water valuation Building the business case

    Water is life. Without water there would not be life on Earth. We all depend on water – people, business and ecosystems. At the same time, people and business also impact water. We use it without realizing its real value and often take the resource itself and the services it provides for granted. Water availability is increasingly limited. Globally, water resources are constant, but if ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 2013 World Water Week: Water cooperation – building partnerships

    The UN General Assembly has declared 2013 the “International Year of Water Cooperation. Why do we need to cooperate, on what, for what aim, at what level, with whom and, not least, how? The 2013 World Water Week in Stockholm will raise these questions to the international water community. In two years, a new set of international “Sustainable Development Goals” (SGDs) will ...

  • Integrated urban water management in commercial buildings

    Monitoring results are presented as an annual water balance from the pioneering Landcare Research green building containing commercial laboratory and office space. The building makes use of harvested roof runoff to flush toilets and urinals and irrigate glasshouse experiments, reducing the demand for city-supplied water and stormwater runoff. Stormwater treatment devices also manage the runoff ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How To Put Your Building on a Water Diet in 2017

    As you prepare for the new year, why not commit your building to the same resolution as millions of American men and women: a diet! Every year, millions of gallons of water, one of our most precious resources, is wasted through undetected leaks, over irrigation and faulty equipment. Since most building managers and owners only check usage when the bill comes, your water usage is likely to ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Building soils for storm water compliance and successful landscapes

    THE SOILS for Salmon project - initiated in 1999 by the Washington Organic Recycling Council (WORC) - has been building momentum through collaboration with the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT), regulators at the state Department of Ecology, local governments, scientists, and green leaders in the building, landscape and development industries. Over the years, the Soils for Salmon ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Grey water recycling system for home office building

    Home Office declares Aquaco grey water recycling system a success! Says Head of Corporate Services Katharine Thompson”: If anyone had an issue with the facilities here, I would be the first to know”. “In fact I had almost forgotten that there is a grey water system supplying the toilets here, it appears to be just as mains water would be,” says Katherine. ...

  • Self build in Surrey Incorporates Grey water system

    Grey isn't such a grey area It's an environmental and economic no-brainer Designing environmental criteria into home building projects is not as difficult or as expensive as it may appear, as discovered by web and graphic designer Keiran Wynyard. Keiran was determined that his self-build extension to his home in Tadworth, Surrey would meet some important environmental ...

  • Building demonstrates benefits of net-zero water reuse

    A unique research project to demonstrate the effectiveness of net-zero water use buildings is underway at the University of Pittsburgh and the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh. The decentralized water system at CSL treats all nonpotable water on-site. The university is documenting the benefits and costs of the novel water-reuse system, ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Building Resilient Cities

    A new dimension is taking root in the world of municipal infrastructure planning – the concept of resiliency. It’s not simply a case of hardening infrastructure to cope with infrequent shocks to the urban landscape wrought by extreme weather, flooding or widespread power outages. Some use the term ‘future proofing’. I prefer the concept of resiliency, because designing ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Sick-building syndrome and building-related illness

    Significant health problems linked to very poor indoor air qualityIndoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals (such as carbon monoxide, radon), allergens, or any mass or energy stressor are more prevalent than anyone could have predicted. ...

  • Building the new environmentalism

    We must build a new economy. And to do that, we must build a new politics. Forty-four years after the first Earth Day, we must ask a basic question: What is an environmental issue? Air and water pollution, yes. But what if the right answer is that an environmental issue is anything that determines environmental outcomes? Then the definition becomes something much broader, rooted in ...


    By Ensia

  • Effectiveness of water saving devices and educational programs in urban buildings

    In this study different water saving measures (structural and non-structural) were implemented in different urban buildings. A monitoring program of water consumption was carried out to verify and compare the effectiveness of high-efficiency plumbing fixtures and educational programs in different types of buildings (two residential houses, two Middle Schools and two Sport Centres) located in a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water: the natural choice - when it comes to moving BTUs around a building, nothing beats water

    A Modern hydronic heating and cooling system is the safest and the most efficient way to keep your buildings comfortable. Independent industry studies prove that when compared side by side, hydronic-based systems provide the best return on investment. They provide substantial increases in the Future Value of a building when compared with "refrigerant" systems. It can take as much as 40 percent ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Nexus Dialogue on Water Infrastructure Solutions: Building Partnerships for Innovation in Water, Energy and Food Security

    Water, energy and food security rely on water infrastructure. Recognition of the closely bound interaction between water, energy and food production and use - the nexus - has led to new demands for water infrastructure and technology solutions. The vision is coordinated planning, development, optimization and operation of portfolios of water infrastructure for multiple goals and benefits across ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • City of Calgary Water Resources Building, Calgary, Alberta - Case study

    Project Name: City of Calgary Water Resources Building Product: Grasspave2 permeable fire lane Application: Fire Lane Access City: Calgary State/Province: Alberta Install Date: August 2007 Install ...


    By Invisible Structures, Inc.

  • ASHRAE Standard 188P: Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems

    For Presentation at the AWT 2011 Convention and Exposition  The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has developed a proposed Standard Practice that specifies what is required to prevent legionellosis associated with building water systems. Standard 188P is a “Practices” standard – not a “Design” or ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Water management capacity building to support rapidly developing mining economies

    Many developing countries are experiencing rapid expansion in mining with associated water impacts. In most cases mining expansion is outpacing the building of national capacity to ensure that sustainable water management practices are implemented. Since 2011, Australia's International Mining for Development Centre (IM4DC) has funded capacity building in such countries including a program of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The The `Design for Autonomous Net-Zero Water Buildings` Project Funded By NSF

    The students at the University of Miami will know firsthand the importance of rethinking the way we handle wastewater and water with a Net-Zero water treatment system on site.   The project showed the viability and feasibility to take buildings off the water grid to provide water recycling and how it can be achieved without raising the cost of high quality water. The research team ...

  • Building leadership capacity to drive sustainable water management: the evaluation of a customised program

    This paper describes a customised, six-month, leadership development program (LDP) that was designed for emerging leaders in the Australian water industry who were promoting sustainable urban water management (SUWM). It also presents results from an evaluation of the program's benefits, costs and overall ‘return on investment’ (ROI). The program was designed to help build emergent leadership ...


    By IWA Publishing

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