Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

LEED Performance Buildings in the Northeast

Environmental benefits include composting toilets

Composting takes place in all soils that support plant and animal life. As waste breaks down in the composter a less chemically complex, more chemically stable substance rich in organic matter and very similar to soil is produced. Human waste consisting mostly of water is reduced by over 90%. By-products of the composting process are water vapor and CO2, and are released harmlessly into the atmosphere through the ventilation system. Below are some Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) case studies from Clivus New England.

Visitor Centers: Massachusetts Audubon Society, Wellfleet, MA

  • 10,000+ sq. ft. nature center serves 70,000 visitors annually.
  • Nepon foam-flush toilets on Clivus composters and greywater filtering SAS.
  • Systems eliminate septic tank.
  • Greywater recycled to planter beds (reduced sized SAS).
  • Flower garden adds attractive and educational element.
  • Eliminated sewage altogether.
  • USGBC LEED Platinum Award.

Educational Facilities: Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT

  • 23,500+ sq. ft. classroom building.
  • Nepon foam-flush and waterless toilets.
  • Clivus composters.
  • ACT 250-compliant.
  • USGBC LEED Silver Award.

Audubon Centers: NH Audubon at Silk Farm, Concord, NH

  • 12,119 sq. ft. nature center.
  • 96 seat auditorium.
  • Nepon three-oz. foam-flush and waterless toilets.
  • Clivus composters.
  • Greywater recycled to planter beds.
  • Building expansion possible without septic system expansion.
  • USGBC LEED Gold Award.

Preservation Societies: Society for the Protection of NH Forests, Concord, NH

  • 11,400 sq. ft. green addition.
  • 408 sq. ft. conference room.
  • 23 private offices.
  • Discharge greywater only.
  • Indoor atrium treats greywater and improves indoor air quality.
  • Protect sensitive area adjacent to Merrimack River.
  • Nepon three-oz. foam-flush toilets.
  • Clivus composters.
  • USGBC LEED Gold Award.

University Learning Centers: University of Vermont, University Heights Complex

  • “Green” learning and residential center.
  • Classrooms, lounge, mailroom, faculty offices.
  • Nepon three-oz. foam-flush toilets.
  • Clivus composters.
  • Reduced water usage.
  • Provides first hand education in conservation.
  • USGBC LEED Gold Award.

Federal Buildings: US Forestry Service White Mtn. Complex, Campton, NH

  • 23,400 sq. ft. headquarters.
  • Offices for 100 employees.
  • Visitor and Discovery Center.
  • Nepon three-oz. foam-flush toilets.
  • Clivus composters.
  • Greywater filtering system.
  • Indoor greywater planter beds.
  • USGBC LEED Award pending.

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