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Products - September 2010 featuring Water

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Graywater Collection Systems

Graywater Collection Systems
Clivus Multrum’s custom graywater collection systems use water from clothes washers, showers, dishwashers, and sinks to irrigate outdoor plants. Each system collects water in a dosing basin—stored for less than a day so it doesn’t generate odors—and discharges it through irrigation chambers to top soil where it is treated by bacteria, fungi, and earthworms. The graywater then percolates through the soil for further treatment.

LEED Value
• WE Credit 1: Water Efficient Landscaping

• WE Credit 2: Innovative Wastewater Technologies

Clivus Multrum, Inc.;
Lawrence, Massachusetts
clivusmultrum.com

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Commercial Dishwashers

Commercial Dishwashers
Dishwashers are among the largest consumers of water and energy in commercial kitchens. Electrolux’s Energy-Saving Device uses generated steam to pre-heat incoming cold water to 120°F, while a built-in heater boosts the water up to 180°F for the final sanitizing rinse.

LEED Value
• EA Prerequisite 2: Minimum Energy Performance: Design & Construction

• WE Credit 4: Process Water Use Reduction

• EA Credit 1.4: Optimize Energy Performance—Equipment and Appliances

• MR Credit 2: Sustainable Purchasing—Durable Goods

Electrolux Professional North America;
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
electroluxusa.com

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Stormwater Filter System

Stormwater Filter System
Oceansafe is an underground stormwater system that combines water storage with active and passive filtration to treat urban stormwater before it drains into watersheds. The system stores water in a field filled with aggregate; that water flows into vertical wells containing filters that remove hydrocarbons; then the filtered water percolates into the ground. Each system is customized based on rainfall and covered with reinforced concrete.

LEED Value
• SS Credit 6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control

• SS Credit 6.2: Stormwater Design—Quality Control

Shaw Construction;
Costa Mesa, California
shawconstruction.com

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Recycled-Stone Pavers

Recycled-Stone Pavers
Using permeable pavers allows rainwater to drain through to the soil beneath, helping control stormwater runoff and recharging local aquifers. Earth Stone Products creates its 1-1/2-inch-thick pavers from 100% pre-consumer waste from granite processors. They’re stamped into a variety of shapes and then tumbled to create a natural look. Smaller pieces are turned into backsplashes, and the leftover waste is used as aggregate. But they’re only available in North Carolina and Virginia.

LEED Value
• SS Credit 6.1: Stormwater Design—Quantity Control

• MR Credit 4: Recycled Content

Earth Stone Products;
Greensboro, North Carolina
earthstoneproducts.net

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Water Heater

Water Heater
A.O. Smith’s Voltex is made for residential use and contains a heat pump compressor and an 80-gallon storage tank with an electric back-up heating element, so the unit can operate in heat pump, electric-resistance, or hybrid mode. The company’s commercial units use scroll compressors and are available in models capable of providing 171,100 Btu/hr of water heating and 132,600 Btu/hr of cooling.

LEED Value
• EA Prerequisite 2: Minimum Energy Performance: Design & Construction

• EA Prerequisite 3: Fundamental Refrigerant Management

• EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance: Design & Construction

A.O. Smith Water Products Co.;
Ashland City, Tennessee
hotwater.com

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Chilled Beams

Chilled Beams
Swegon’s Climate Beams (or chilled beams) are not beams, per se, but ceiling-mounted fixtures that use water flowing through heat-exchanger coils to supply cooling, and sometimes heating, in large, non-residential buildings. Because water is 20 times more efficient than air at moving heat, Climate Beams can use less energy than conventional systems and don’t require standard ductwork. These units function best with ceiling heights less than 14 feet.

LEED Value
• EA Prerequisite 2: Minimum Energy Efficiency Performance

• EA Credit 1: Optimize Energy Performance

Swegon, Inc.;
Edina, Minnesota
swegon.com

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