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  • Rainwater Catchment System
    Product Brief | 06-08-2011

    Rainwater Catchment System From Rainwater Pillow

    The RainXchange system combines sub-surface rainwater collection with an above-ground recirculating water feature. Rainwater from the gutters collects in an underground rain filter and is then sent to a modular storage basin; water is pumped to either the irrigation hose or recirculates through the above-ground decorative water feature and biological filter and back into the storage basin. An overflow tank allows excess rainwater to infiltrate the soil and aquifer.

  • Rainwater Management
    Article | 12-19-2012

    Rainwater Management

  • Concrete Rooftops, Surfaces and Cisterns Turn Rain Into High Quality Drinking Water

    Concrete Rooftops, Surfaces and Cisterns Turn Rain Into High Quality Drinking Water

    Hungarian firm IVANKA has developed a new technology that will allow houses to turn rain into drinking water by filtering it through a bio concrete system.

  • Smart Irrigation Systems Slash Costs

    Smart Irrigation Systems Slash Costs

    Multifamily developers and owners talk about water and monetary savings seen after installing computerized irrigation systems at various properties.

  • Can Green Infrastructure Make Neighborhoods Safer and Wallets Thicker?

    Can Green Infrastructure Make Neighborhoods Safer and Wallets Thicker?

    Green infrastructure such as vegetated roofs, open parks, and permeable pavement can lead to higher rents, increased retail sales, reduced utility bills, and reduced crime, among other benefits, according to a new report from the NRDC.

  • Designing Water-Efficient Communities
    People | 08-14-2012

    Designing Water-Efficient Communities

    Harold Smethills explains why—and how—we can design future communities around water conservation.

  • Every Precious Drop
    Feature | 11-09-2012

    Every Precious Drop

    Water Efficiency chairs Mary Ann Dickinson and Carole Baker detail how improved technologies, policies, and practices will help achieve new levels of water efficiency by 2020.

  • Change for the Better
    Article | 02-26-2008

    Carmen Dominguez Navigates Green Building Challenges, Triumphs

    Not long after completing the New American Home 2007, a green-built show home at last year’s International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla., veteran builder Carmen Domínguez realized the true meaning of her work. A 13-year-old boy approached her while she toured the home. “He said, ‘Thank you for doing this,’ ”Domínguez recalls, her otherwise exuberant tone softening as she retells the story. That moment deepened her commitment to bring what she learned from her first green home into the future of her business, and changed the way she looked at home building forever.

  • Case Study: Simple Solutions
    Project | 09-17-2012

    Case Study: Simple Solutions

    Passive solar design, PV arrays, and a greywater system help this Los Angeles home reach its high-performance goals.

  • Green Building Conference Kicks off with Home Tour

    Green Building Conference Kicks off with Home Tour

    Projects include geothermal systems, rainwater catchment, ICFs, and straw bale construction.