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Water-saving, Low CO2 emitting showerhead by ahodgson
September 17, 2008, 5:34 pm
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There was a small article about this product on page 16 of Architectural Products magazine…its a nifty piece of tech following the water-based theme.  The Satinjet Tahi Shower System only consumes 2.3 gallons per minute (less than half of a regular shower) and saves 350 lbs of CO2 from being emitted into the atmosphere.  It also comes with a thermostat and shelving and is integrated into the wall.

http://showers.satinjet.com/satinjet/usa/products/features/features_home.cfm?watersaving=0



Rainwater Harvesting Diagrams by ahodgson
September 3, 2008, 7:19 pm
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I thought these would be useful in explaining rainwater harvesting systems…they look a little bit different, but it gives an insight into how it operates.



NSF Certified Products by ahodgson
September 3, 2008, 7:15 pm
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If you are building your rainwater harvesting system from scratch and you want to be able to drink the water, NSF has drinking water system components that are certified for the public water supply…these are updated everyday.

http://www.nsf.org/certified/pwscomponents/Listings.asp?TradeName=&StandardExt=&MaterialType=&ProductType=&PlantState=IL&PlantCountry=UNITED+STATES

Catchment systems…

http://www.nsf.org/Certified/Protocols/Listings.asp?TradeName=&Standard=P151



Partnership for Advanced Technology in Housing (PATH) by mgajdorus86
September 3, 2008, 2:49 pm
Filed under: Technology | Tags: ,

The Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing website
offers a look at developing technologies that focus on the
affordability of housing.  The website has an A-Z index of many
of these new technologies that range from green technology
to building and material technologies.