New York Apartments Install Composting Toilet System

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Rosie's Natural Way
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The Aquatron unit installed at the Bright N’ Green apartments will support the activity from 12 toilets

Rosie’s Natural Way, the North American distributor of the Aquatron, has installed the composting toilet system in the Bright N’ Green apartments. The six-unit complex is the first Living Building Challenge residence in Brooklyn, N.Y. The apartment complex installed a single Aquatron unit that will support the activity from 12 toilets. 

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February 12, 2014

EPA Launches WaterSense H2Otel Challenge

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U.S. EPA
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Campaign helps hotels save water and money, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the WaterSense H2Otel Challenge as a way for agency partners and other organizations to encourage hotels to use best management practices that will save water and money while reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.

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February 10, 2014

Trouble at the Tap

Many Americans, Asians and Europeans worry about the quality of their tap water; almost 40% of Americans participating in a new survey said they boiled or filtered their water before drinking it. That level of concern is a key trend in consumer attitudes toward the water they drink at home, work and leisure.

Bottled Water Binge

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Attitudes toward tap water lead consumers to search for treatment options

About The Author: 

David Noble is corporate communications manager for Blueblue AB. Noble can be reached at dn@bluewater.se.

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February 6, 2014
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February 6, 2014
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Monitoring Device

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The ShowerSaver is a simple and easy­-to-­use device that tracks shower time and the number of gallons used. The device uses a sensor to automatically turn on when it detects someone is in the shower; has an easy-­to-­read, color­-coded display; and can be attached to the shower wall in one minute.

Facing Water Scarcity

Drought, failing infrastructure and severe weather events all threaten the availability of water, both domestically and abroad. Water Quality Products Associate Editor Amy McIntosh spoke with Jim Thebaut, creator of the “Running Dry” documentary series, about these issues and what can be done to resolve water scarcity.

Amy McIntosh: What are some of the major drought issues facing the Southwest?

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The threat of dwindling water supplies to the Southwest

About The Author: 

Jim Thebaut is president, CEO and executive producer of the Chronicles Group Inc. Thebaut can be reached at jimthebaut@chroniclesgroup.org or 310.521.0303.
Amy McIntosh is associate editor for Water Quality Products. McIntosh can be reached at amcintosh@sgcmail.com.

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January 16, 2014
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January 16, 2014
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The Science Behind the Standards

There is a buzz of excitement throughout the industry surrounding the Water Quality Assn.’s (WQA) Sustainability Standards. The development of these standards was sparked by the WQA board of governors, which tasked the association with finding a proactive way to promote sustainability and environmental awareness across the entire drinking water treatment sector. This torch was eagerly taken up by industry volunteers, with task force ranks eventually growing to represent more than 50 WQA members and stakeholders.

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The life-cycle approach to creating sustainability standards

About The Author: 

Stuart Mann, CWS-VI, is sustainability certification supervisor for the Water Quality Assn. Mann can be reached at smann@wqa.org or 630.929.2546.
Eric Yeggy, CWS-VI, is program development manager for the Water Quality Assn. Yeggy can be reached at eyeggy@wqa.org or 630.929.2539.

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January 16, 2014
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January 16, 2014
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Drops in the Bucket

"Going green” is a term that has been unavoidable over the past few years. While overuse has caused the phrase to lose its meaning in some cases, it has not reduced the importance of improving water and energy efficiency and conserving resources, whether at your own business or on a global level.

At the small business level, going green can not only help the environment, but also help save costs and gain customers. Getting creative with green alternatives can help those cost savings add up. 

About The Author: 

Kate Cline is managing editor of Water Quality Products. Cline can be reached at kcline@sgcmail.com or 847.391.1007.

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January 16, 2014
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January 16, 2014
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Pumps Chosen for Efficiency Vermont Rebate Program

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Grundfos
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Pilot program provides financial incentives for commercial & residential installations of the chosen pumps

Grundfos’ Alpha and Magna pumps have been designated to participate in Efficiency Vermont’s High-Performance Circulator Pump Program. The program promotes the installation of high efficiency pumps in Vermont homes and businesses.

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December 4, 2013

Ultra-Low-Energy Membranes Maintain High Flow in Low Temperatures

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November 12, 2013

Reverse osmosis (RO) has become the standard technology for water purification in numerous commercial and industrial applications. This trend has largely been driven by the advancement of low-pressure RO membranes with enhanced energy savings. Axeon Water Technologies is a leader in utilizing innovative proprietary technology for increasing permeate production while lowering operating pressures in RO applications. 

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No Water, No Worries

Waterless urinals — which also are called no-water, no-flush or no-flow urinals — have endured a few hard knocks in the media in recent years. While these systems have worked well in a variety of facilities for decades, two 2010 incidents caused many facility managers to reconsider this technology.

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Separating fact from fiction about waterless urinals

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Robert Kravitz is a writer for the professional building and cleaning industries. Kravitz can be reached at rkravitz@rcn.com.

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November 11, 2013
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November 11, 2013
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