In a new article Greentech Media took some time to speak with Nexus eWater Chariman, Ralph Petroff, to discuss new trend of building "recycle-ready":
Tom Wood, co-founder & CTO with the NEXheater
Last week we attended Greenbuild in New Orleans, Louisiana and we are very pleased to have been given the distinction of "Best in Show" by Treehugger.com! We are very passionate about our eWater Recycling System for both water and energy recycling and we are very pleased that Treehugger agrees! If you were one of the thousands of people in attendance we thank you for visiting our booth and, more importantly, continuing to support sustainable building practices!
Check out the article at www.treehugger.com!
At WaterSmart Innovations, attendees have an opportunity to hear perspectives from speakers from around the globe and across the country, each willing to share their fresh, unique points of view based on their first-hand experiences in water efficient programs, policies and practices.
A Sept. 26th article by Greenbuilder Media, Double Zero: Net Zero Energy with an Eye Toward Water Conservation, reports that the Double ZeroHouse 2.0 in Lancaster, CA, was recently feted by RESNET as the best HERS-scoring home by a production builder in the nation. Current HERS ratings do not directly take into account water sustainability, though this was a big feature of the home's design. The Double ZeroHouse uses on-site grey water recycling by Nexus eWater to supply all water needed for irrigation.
From the article:
On today's segment of BE WATERWISE WEDNESDAYS on KTLA Channel 5, Steven Ruffner of KB Home talks about the importance of water efficiency in new homes in Southern California. KB Home introduced greywater recycling at its Double ZeroHouse earlier this year. At the KB Home Double ZeroHouse, the Nexus Home Water Recycler was used to treat the drain water from showers and laundry (e.g. greywater) and then reuse it a second time to water the lawn. Compared to older homes in the same area, the Double ZeroHouse is expected to use 150,000 gallons less water annually.
The “eWater Recycler” by Nexus eWater recycles two out of every three gallons of indoor water – potentially cutting nearly 40,000 gallons annually.
In a recent news article National Geographic highlighted the efforts being made by KB Home and the City of Lancaster to address California's worsening drought crisis.
In a recent article, Builder online described the efforts of KB home to build sustainable production homes.
The City of Lancaster have released a video of the press conference launching the KB Home Double ZeroHouse. The home features Nexus recycling technology and the NEXtreater, which will provide all of the water for landscape irrigation when occupied by a family of four. Watch the video here.
KB Home and Nexus were featured in a recent piece for the regular Water Wednesdays segment on Los Angeles television station KABC.