Water System Efficacy Tested in Sustainable Buildings

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Article courtesy of University of Pittsburgh | February 2nd, 2017 | Science Daily | Shared as educational material.

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There are few studies of water systems in sustainable buildings. A new study at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes changes that. The system treats all non-potable water onsite. The study, which is the first of its kind, uses life-cycle assessment to measure the efficacy of the water system. The study concluded that the system works well for certain facilities, the benefits depend on their lifetime of use, and may not be practical or environmentally preferable in other contexts. Read more here.

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