In an era of dwindling resources, water is poised to become the new oil. The entire world now faces the reality of a decreasing supply of clean water. To avert a devastating shortage, we must not only look at alternate water sources for existing structure
I. Introduction to rainwater harvesting : United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ; Rainwater catchment history -- 2. A rainwater harvesting system : Components of a system ; Catchment area ; Conveyance ; Roof washing ; Storage ; Distribution ; Purification ; System Complexity ; Water budget ; Water balance analysis ; Cold weather considerations -- 3. Passive rainwater and stormwater catchment : A more natural approach ; Details for passive collection -- 4. Equipment for an active rainwater catchment system : Rooftops, gutters, and downspouts ; Downspout filters ; First-flush devices and roof washers ; Downspout diversion to a rainbarrel or rainchain ; Storage systems ; Potable water treatment technologies ; Costs ; Examples of handmade tanks -- 5. Case Studies : Landscape infiltration : Oregon Convention Center ; Seattle Natural Drainage System -- Residential: single-family and multi-family RWH systems : Cole Residence, Friday Harbor, WA ; Kearney Residence, Tucson, AZ ; Rancho San Marcos, Santa Fe, NM ; Camino Blanca, Santa Fe, NM ; Single family quadplex, Tucson, AZ ; Casa Rufina Apartments, Santa Fe, NM -- Residential: subdivisions RWH systems : Rancho Viejo, Santa Fe, NM ; Wilkes County Log Home Subdivision, Wilkes County, NC ; Rancho Encantado Resort, Tesuque, NM ; Club Casitas de Las Campanas, Santa Fe, NM -- Commercial RWH systems : Cabell Brand Store, Salem, VA ; Eggleston Laundry, Norfolk, VA ; El Monte Sagrado Living Resort and Spa, Taos, New Mexico ; Earth Rangers Headquarters, Toronto, Canada ; Grand Prairie Animal Shelter, Grand Prairie, TX ; Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Austin, TX -- Industrial RWH systems : Ford Motor Co. Rouge Factory, Dearborn, MI ; Toyota Motor Sales, USA Inc, Portland, OR ; American Honda Corporation, Gresham, OR ; Kilauea Military Camp (KMC), Big Island of Hawaii -- School RWH systems : St Michael's Parish Day School, Tucson AZ ; Roy Lee Walker Elementary School, McKinney, TX ; Heritage Middle School, Raleigh, NC ; Langston High School, Arlington, TX ; Stephen Epler Hall, Portland State University, Portland, OR -- Parks and interpretive centers RWH systems : Kit Peak Observatory, Tohono O'odham Indian Reservation, AZ ; Carkeek Park, Seattle, WA ; Chesapeake Bay Foundation, Annapolis, MD -- Municipal RWH systems : San Juan Fire Station No. 1, Friday Harbor, WA ; First Green Post Office, Fort Worth, TX ; Seattle City Hall, Seattle, WA ; King Street Center, Seattle, WA ; US Department of Agriculture Research Facility, Maricopa, AZ ; Roanoke Regional Jail, Roanoke County, VA ; North Carolina Legislative Building, Raleigh, NC -- Alternate source water collection systems : Air conditioning condensate and cooling tower blowdown collection ; Fog collection ; Greywater collection ; Rainwater harvesting for wildlife ; Rainwater catchment for wildlife -- Conclusion.
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st June 2007