One of the best features of the Aquifer Pipe is the non-pressurized irrigation distribution method and the use of a distribution box filter. The combination of these two design elements, allow for rainwater, greywater and potable water (drinkable water) to flow through the same irrigation network. A BIG SAVINGS on any LEED project. In the past you had to run separate irrigation pipe and controls for each water source, a costly duplication of material and labor. Now all three can be combined into one distribution network – without the risk of cross connecting into the public water system or cross contamination of any reservoir. Potential points in this area; 4 LEED Points for rainwater collection and reuse, plus another 1 LEED point for greywater reuse.
Pick up additional points for 100% reduction on the water budget for the landscape, as the total potable demand is eliminated by the reuse of rainwater and greywater with the Aquifer Pipe, this point calculation can go as high as 10 LEED points for new homes.
At Grey4Green, we feel greywater diversion is an enabler for a bigger environmental view. The additional greywater source enables designers to grow lush landscapes that cool the surrounding area, improving natural outdoor air ventilation (LEED Points), Plus shading walls with trees that are full of windows for natural light (LEED Points),
and (my favorite) providing the water needed to grown food in the landscape in the form of urban food forest or vegetable gardens (LEED Points).
If you are a designer striving to make the world a better place with LEED design objectives, feel free to call us. We are here to help you make the world a greener more environmentally sound place to live. Keep up the amazing work you do.