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  • Rainwater Harvesting Tanks Protect Against Uncertain Rainfall

    The BBC examined this week how climate change is an issue affecting farming and food supplies throughout the world. Rainfall is not as predictable in modern times and drier weather can interfere with growing seasons. Enduramaxx has discussed on numerous occasions how, on top of the drier weather, water restrictions are also an increasingly worrying part of farming and water supplies. Whether the ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Largest rainwater harvesting project in upstate New York

    Huge Containment Solutions tanks are going in at Binghamton University. “This is the largest rain water harvesting (project) in upstate New York,” said Bill Hall, University architect. “200-thousand gallons of water retained in 4 different fiberglass tanks. It’s going to be used for harvesting for toilet flushing and also the biggest thing is make up water for the cooling ...

  • Thailand promotes rainwater harvesting as inexpensive and practical solution to water problems

    An ancient solution to a modern problem? True, the 2,000-year-old Thai tradition of capturing rainfall into jars has seen an interesting revival in the northeastern part of the country in recent years. Production of these rain jars have increased, bringing additional income to households, and securing water for entire communities for the years to come. Will other countries pursuing similar ...


  • Comprehensive Professional Rainwater Catchment Training now Available

    The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA ) now offers four levels of rainwater catchment education with three levels of professional recognitions.  ARCSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1994 to promote rainwater catchment systems in the United States. ARCSA strives to offers a full spectrum of rainwater harvesting workshops and professional ...

  • Building a lower-carbon construction industry

    Key ideas for reducing the carbon footprint of buildings, from blueprint to build and beyond. By Dominic Burbridge, Senior Client Manager, Carbon Trust Advisory Carbon reduction is a complex challenge for all organisations, not least those in the construction industry. Taking a cradle-to-grave view of the construction sector value chain means considering all aspects of the design, construction, ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: Rain harvesting can avert crisis

    To ensure South-East Asias's growing population has enough water to drink, we need to collect more rain, says Crispin Maslog. The world's next major crisis will be a lack of water for home use, including drinking water, many scientists predict. Humans can survive around 40 days without food, but much ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Homes by Vanderbuilt: Prefab, Green Construction Models Go Hand in Hand

    Construtech has published an article noting a recent change in building methods aimed to support Green homes. A number of these methods are focused on what the construction industry deems "net-zero" homes. These dwellings produce energy equal to the amounts they consume. ...


    By Marketwire

  • BARR awarded for water conservation efforts

    BARR Plastics Inc. was honored to claim their second water conservation award for the year on November 26, presented by the City of Abbotsford. The certificate, received at City Hall by Dean Barrett, co-owner of BARR Plastics Inc., stated to be “in support of BARR’s water conservation efforts that assist in making the City of Abbotsford a sustainable and environmentally conscience ...


    By BARR Plastics Inc.

  • The wettest April in history helps E.ON reduce it’s water footprint

    ELGA Process Water, a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company, has supplied a two-stage membrane water purification system to E.ON’s Castleford Power Station to recover harvested rainwater for use as boiler make-up. Castleford is a 56MWe Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station and its 45bar boiler needs very high purity make-up water. The new system allows the production ...


  • A roof, a tank and rain

    All it takes is a roof, a gutter and a tank to lift the poor out of drudgery. But is it that simple, ask Aisling Irwin and Aditya Ghosh? Mr Wijesinghe, of Meewellawa village, in the dry northwest of Sri Lanka, used to dread his neighbours calling round. A call, by custom, means serving a cup of tea. His well was dry for increasing portions of the year — and every drop had to be ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • EPA recognizes recovery act water re-use project in Raleigh, North Carolina

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Regional Administrator Stan Meiburg joined state and local officials in Raleigh, NC to recognize the city’s Water Re-use green infrastructure project. This project, estimated to cost approximately US$465,735, is partially funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), through the State Revolving Fund. “This ...

  • FAB-HOMES design wins treehuggers “best of green” award

    FAB-HOMES, a new Passive House design studio based in Vancouver, Canada, has won Treehuggers 'Best of Green' Readers Choice Award 2010 in the category Design and Architecture. Treehugger is the leading green media outlet in North America with over 3.5 Million visitors per month, dedicated to driving ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Black & Veatch selected for Guangzhou drainage master plan study

    Guangzhou, China – Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, has been selected to provide specialty consultancy services on a Drainage Master Plan for the urban centre of Guangzhou City in Guangdong Province, China. “Black & Veatch has a strong reputation for providing innovative solutions on drainage projects in congested urban environments ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Greg Barker opens new Eco Community Education Centre

    Minister of State Greg Barker was in Norwich on Friday, 18 May to open Broadland District Council’s 500,000 Eco Community Education Centre. The new centre will play a key role in the council’s plans to deliver new and refurbished homes that are zero or very low carbon, by promoting new technology and new methods in green and ‘clean tech’ building systems. It will also help ...

  • Bywaters moves into its new home in Bromley-by-Bow, London

    Bywaters, the recycling and waste management company that has been providing recycling services in and around London since 1952, has recently moved three of its four sites to 9.2 acre premises in Bromley-by-Bow, London. Bywaters, with a turnover exceeding £20 million, has relocated due to the construction of the Olympic Park for 2012. Three of Bywaters’ sites were directly on Olympics’ ...


    By Bywaters Ltd

  • International Passive House Days arrive in Surrey and Vancouver on Nov 8 and 9

    On November 8 & 9 Passive House owners around the globe will open their residences to share experiences and show what Passive House living is all about, with two projects participating in Surrey and Vancouver. Designed by Marken Design + Consulting these homes use up to 90% less energy for heating and cooling and include extensive sustainable building features such as solar hot water, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Klargester launches new Attenuation Systems and 24hr Storage Pump Stations

    Leading manufacturer, Klargester, has launched a new range of Stormwater attenuation tanks and a range of high capacity pumping systems, both designed to complement its existing series of sustainable urban drainage solutions (SUDS) products. Stormwater run-off and an increased risk of flooding is becoming a huge challenge for developers. In addition to increased rainfall and rising sea levels ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Reed elsevier environmental challenge

    The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge shortlist was announced today, highlighting four innovative ideas to improve access to safe and sustainable water supply in communities where access is presently at risk. The winning project, to be announced in June, will receive a prize of $50,000, with a second place prize of $25,000.  The projects range from a community rooftop rainwater ...


    By 3BL Media

  • New report calls for overhaul of crumbling water infrastructure

    A new report produced by Green For All in Seattle, says that spending $188 billion on green water infrastructure would generate billions more in economic activity and create almost two million jobs nationwide. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Knight Management Center at Stanford Graduate School of Business Achieves LEED Platinum® Rating

            STANFORD, Calif., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Green Building Council has certified the Knight Management Center at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) LEED Platinum® – the highest achievable rating.  LEED®, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, certification provides third-party verification that ...


    By Arup

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