By Executive Order, President Obama this week extended the Federal government’s commitment to sustainable design and environmental performance for government facilities by setting sustainability goals for all Federal agencies. The Order set specific, although rather extended, milestones for achieving water savings as well as energy, waste and greenhouse gas emissions.
Most notable for the water and [...]

Recharging history

Posted on October 1st, 2009 by Water Nymph in Phil Says

We at Rainwater are working on our third major project designing groundwater recharge systems below buildings to mitigatethe deterioration of wood pile foundations.
One building we’re working under is irreplaceable; a 250-year-old building where foundations, if left unchecked, would deteriorate to a perilous state. It’s not the fault of the nineteenth century engineers. They knew that wood [...]

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