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2014-03-10 23:02:04

The Georgia Institute of Technology (“Georgia Tech”) recently announced the opening of its newest addition to the central campus: the Clough Commons building, which is both an educational and environmental statement. The school tapped PENETRON ADMIX to help with the innovative construction technology solution. East Setauket, NY (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Georgia Tech’s new G. Wayne Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons (Clough Commons) is an architectural and technical jewel befitting...

2013-06-27 23:16:16

A one-of-its kind sustainable site in Middle Georgia. Ft. Valley, GA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 Super-Sod's new office for Middle Georgia is a handsome dark gray building, but the building is really “green” in philosophy and practice. Super-Sod vice president Ben Copeland, Jr. decided to move ahead with the new office and surrounding gardens after a visit to Israel to study water use with a Georgia Department of Agriculture trade mission. There he learned that, with a combination of...

2010-07-08 13:08:00

LOS ANGELES, July 8 /PRNewswire/ -- As the world's attention is on South Africa and the World Cup finals, the Annenberg Foundation introduces PITCH:AFRICA, a first-of-its-kind rainwater harvesting and filtering system built into a football pitch (soccer playing surface). To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/annenbergfoundation/45103/ (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100708/MM32130 ) (Photo:...

2009-03-16 23:35:23

Officials in the Florida Keys are offering incentives to residents who convert their old septic tanks into cisterns for irrigation. The state has mandated that all individual septic tanks in the area be eliminated by next year due to environmental concerns, The Miami Herald reported Monday. Decommissioning the septic tanks costs about $500 per tank. For another $500 to $1,500, homeowners and businesses can turn them into environmental assets, the report said. The Florida Keys Aqueduct...

2008-10-11 09:00:14

By TONY DAVIS WATER-HARVESTING MANDATE Standing at the entrance to the new West Side office of Southwest Hazard Control, an environmental-cleanup firm, are 11 corrugated metal tanks, all 8 feet tall and 6 feet in diameter. After the West Grant Road site's native mesquites and yuccas and the South American jacaranda trees become established in a year or two, every drop of their irrigation water will come from the tanks. On Oct. 14, the Tucson City Council will vote on an ordinance to...

2008-10-06 15:00:28

By RICH HEWITT; OF THE NEWS STAFF PROSPECT - The Friends of Fort Knox on Sunday reopened a section of the historic fort housing an aboveground cistern that has been closed to the public for decades. The cistern - a reservoir for storing water - and adjoining enlisted-men's quarters were refurbished this summer as part of the Friends group's "Century and a Half" masonry project - work on the fort began in 1843 and was completed in 1869. Orrington mason Joe Bowley repaired loose and falling...

2008-09-01 18:00:11

By Malia Wollan SAN FRANCISCO - Tara Hui climbed under her deck, nudged past a cluster of 55-gallon barrels and a roosting chicken, and pointed to a shiny metal gutter spout. "See that?" she said. "That's where the rainwater comes in from the roof." Hui is one of a growing band of people across the country turning to collected rainwater for non-drinking uses like watering plants, flushing toilets and washing laundry. Concern over drought and wasted resources, and stricter water...

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2008-09-01 09:30:00

By Malia Wollan / Associated Press Tara Hui climbed under her deck, nudged past a cluster of 55-gallon barrels and a roosting chicken, and pointed to a shiny metal gutter spout. "See that?" she said. "That's where the rainwater comes in from the roof." Hui is one of a growing band of people across the country turning to collected rainwater for non-drinking uses like watering plants, flushing toilets and washing laundry. Concern over drought and wasted resources, and stricter water...

2008-09-01 00:01:46

By The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Tara Hui climbed under her deck, nudged past a cluster of 55-gallon barrels and a roosting chicken, and pointed to a shiny metal gutter spout. "See that?" she said. "That's where the rainwater comes in from the roof." Hui is one of a growing band of people across the country turning to collected rainwater for nondrinking uses like watering plants, flushing toilets and washing laundry. Concern over drought and wasted resources, and stricter...

2008-07-27 09:00:24

By TONY DAVIS Business leaders question costs, ask for exemptions More than 60 developers, architects, landscapers and other business leaders turned out Tuesday to question a proposed Tucson law that would require rainwater harvesting systems in new businesses, including most apartment complexes. They asked for a delay in the law's approval and significant exemptions, saying they are concerned about its costs, unclear standards and how it will be enforced, especially during drought....


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