Emphasizing water efficiency
Water is essential to all life. Unsustainable water consumption and scarcity of fresh potable water has become a critical issue for much of the world, and climate change is now changing the secure perception the fresh water abundant areas traditionally have had. As population increases and water supply and wastewater treatment facilities age, the idea of water independence has become more commonplace in everyday conversations about the built environment. Through a combination of rainwater harvesting, aggressive conservation and water recycling, buildings can achieve self-sufficiency from the water “grid,” and attain a Net Zero Water certification by the International Living Future Institute as an independent petal certification from their Living Building Challenge standard.
Years of experience have helped us develop and deliver proven cost effective systems for Net Zero Water buildings. From design-building and permitting multiple potable rainwater harvesting systems to innovative botanical water purification and recycling, Green Hammer has a long history of demonstrating leadership in water conservation and innovation.
To learn more about designing to net zero water goals, read this blog post about Green Hammer clients Bob and Julie Granger.