In 2007, Major League Baseball’s Minnesota Twins organization began constructing Target Field, an approximately 40,000-seat stadium located in the heart of Minneapolis. The organization’s goal was to make it a LEED-certified professional sports venue, which would recognize its sustainable building strategies and practices.
Target Field receives LEED certification with innovative rainwater reuse system
Rain harvesting school campus to transform education through water collection and agriculture
A unique secondary school campus, conceived and designed by the nonprofit design and innovation group PITCHAfrica, opens this month at the Endana Secondary School in Laikipia, Kenya. The Waterbank Campus comprises four unique, low-cost, rainwater harvesting building types invented by PITCHAfrica, and termed Waterbanks because of the building’s capacity to harvest and store high volumes of water at low cost, providing a year-round supply.
With drinking water becoming scarcer due to drought in highly populated areas and drinking water sources becoming more polluted, both individual homeowners and businesses are becoming aware of the need for drinking water conservation. This brings to mind the old saying, “reduce, reuse, recycle.”
Integrating water conservation strategies into water management
Our planet has massive water resources, but easy access to high-quality water is limited. As our global water supply becomes dirtier, the amount of energy required to deliver clean, usable water continues to rise.
Greywater reuse systems help alleviate water scarcity
Talking Tanks monitors water levels in rainwater tanks, automatically releasing water at a controlled rate if required. The system preempts the release of water from set points chosen by the user according to rain or storm predictions, which are received via a communications link to the Bureau of Meteorology. An advanced algorithm analyzes how successful the capture of rainwater was and adjusts accordingly for future events.
In the world of aquatic sporting and adventure, there are few places on Earth as well recognized as San Francisco’s waterfront along the Embarcadero. Located in the heart of the city’s bustling Fisherman’s Wharf area, Pier 27, once visited daily by hordes of residents and tourists alike, had gradually deteriorated under withering traffic over the past decade.
Sailing race venue integrates rainwater treatment and reuse
The systems monitor water levels in rainwater tanks and release it at a controlled rate
Through an industry-led project, Australia has opened the floodgates to intelligent rainwater tank systems. Talking Tanks monitor water levels in a rainwater tank and automatically release water at a controlled rate if required. The system pre-empts the release of water from set points that are chosen by the user, according to rain or storm predictions, which are received via a communications link to the Bureau of Meteorology.
The company’s AirMax 3000 is on display in several Canadian science pavilions
Bravo Enterprises Ltd.’s Canadian distributor, Splash Water Solutions Canada Ltd., has made progress in generating awareness of the company's technologies and products in Canada.
In addition to providing the first showroom platform to showcase the company's atmospheric water harvesting machines, the Canadian distributor has arranged for the AirMax 3000 to be on display in several science pavilions in Canada. These pavilions include Science World in Vancouver and World of Science in Edmonton.
WK Dickson receives an award for its work on a rainwater harvesting project in Kernersville, N.C.
Kernersville, N.C., is a small town in the Appalachian foothills. In the heart of downtown is a town hall complex — a magnet for residents with its library, farmer’s market and site of a variety of weekend festivals. Despite its charming setting, even Kernersville has been caught up with prevailing regulatory requirements for storm water pollution cleanup.