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Water Treatment and Reuse Reduces Use of Potable Water

Publication Date: 1/14/2009
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Sustainable features of the Vancouver convention center expansion go beyond daylighting controls, some natural ventilation, the 2.4-hectare green roof with 400,000 plants and grasses and restoration of 200 ft of shoreline and 1,500 ft of marine habitat. There also is a “blackwater” wastewater treatment and reuse system, for plant irrigation and toilets, connected to a roof-top stormwater management and reuse system.

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