building water Articles

  • Water Treatment System Types and Their Benefits

    Water is one of the most important utilities in the world. It’s used for bathing, cooking, washing clothes, cleaning dishes, and drinking. If you get your water from the city, you trust your tap water to be clean and healthy. It goes through a treatment plant before it reaches you, so it’s perfectly purified when it reaches you—right? Unfortunately, this isn’t always the ...

  • A new and improved courtyard at Wynberg Girls High School in Cape Town with Geoplast Drainroof - Case Study

    Drainroof, Geoplast’s solution for roof gardens made of recycled low-density propylene, was recently chosen for alterations at Wynberg Girls High School in Cape Town. Noero Architects, a prestigious architectural firm with offices in Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, conceived and supervised the project, while Abrach Construction carried it out. De Villiers & Hulme participated as ...


    By Geoplast US Corp.

  • Studies on Geocell Reinforced Road Pavement Structures – Rajagopal, Veeragavan, Chamdramouli, 2012

    Too often, the scarcity or distance of natural resources, makes the strengthening of highway pavements a costly or lengthy exercise. Building on previous studies by Bathurst, Han, Pokharel and others, this study published in Geosynthetics Asia, provides academic proof that NPA Geocell reinforcement increases the stiffness and elastic modulus of pavements. Validation – Field ...


    By PRS Geo-Technologies

  • How to generate an accurate load profile for CHP

    If you fail to accurately work out your site's energy demands, you'll give rise to a cogeneration system that underwhelms when served up to your customer. That's why load profiling is the key ingredient in successfully specifying your cogeneration project and ensuring that you meet your clients' expectations. Generating an accurate ...


    By ENER-G

  • 13 surprising tools a plumber needs

    What tools does a plumber need in their tool box? Professional installers tell us they use these top 13 plumbing tools time and again. Our list of surprising plumbing tools goes beyond your day-to-day staples of a good hacksaw, a set of well-engineered adjustable spanners, basin spanners, screwdrivers and a decent tape measure. Great all-rounder plumbing tools ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Maintenance To-Do: Coil Cleaning

    A coil-cleaning program should be an integral part of maintaining some kinds of process cooling equipment. Most people think of coil cleaning as a building or facility prepares to turn on the air-conditioners for another season. Admittedly, spring is a perfect time to put such cleaning and maintenance at the top of the to-do list. Condenser and evaporator coils are an integral part of HVAC ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Building Experience: Energy Efficient Buildings

    Issue: The development of large commercial, governmental and even residential buildings which take advantage of energy efficient design and incorporate on-site renewable energy sources could have a major impact on achieving and maintaining Kyoto targets on reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the future. Although demonstration sites across Europe have been built, the lessons learnt in their ...


  • 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

  • Building Water Management System in Third World Plants

    Not often one encounters a problem of no water management system in a refinery nowadays. Sometimes decades of ignorance may result in a poor or no water management  in all aspects. Low water prices, absence of laws to comply with, lost of awareness, absence of policies, …etc. all are factors that lead to not implementing a functional water management system. In this article the ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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. ...

  • Asbestos in Buildings: Practical Guidelines for Building Owners

    Practical guidelines for building owners Overview Friable asbestos-containing materials are present in many public and commercial buildings, schools and factories built before the mid-70's. Regulations in Ontario and some other provinces require building owners and property managers to put in place asbestos control programs, once they are aware of the presence of friable asbestos-containing ...


  • What Are Solar Buildings Technologies?

    Solar buildings technologies use the non-polluting power of the sun to help heat, cool, and power our buildings. Because buildings now use one-third of the energy currently consumed in this country, the potential markets for using solar buildings technologies in place of conventional ones is substantial. Whether you're a home owner, architect, builder, business owner, or industry or utility ...

  • Home, Sweet Wastewater Building

    How can a wastewater treatment plant embedded into a neighborhood not use much landmass and be environmentally friendly and user-friendly all at the same time? One system aims to do all of the above. Why should a wastewater treatment plant always have to look like, well, a wastewater treatment plant?  A visual trip through project files of Aqueonics Inc., based in Greenville, SC, reveals photos ...


    By Aqueonics, Inc.

  • Office building - case study

    Problem: This high profile, high rise new build in The City of London specified the most effective and environmentally friendly methods of complying with ACoP L8. Solution: An engineering company was commissioned to examine and test this specific point. Copper-silver ionisation was recommended as a fundamental protection against water-borne ...


    By Tarn-Pure Ltd.

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