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Collection and Use of Urine

Posted on April 26,2015 by AlexWilson in composting toilet

Just when you thought it was safe to enjoy this blog over your morning cup of coffee, here’s an article on… urine? Really? Let me explain. Urine is a largely sterile, nutrient-rich resource that can be used in fertilizing plants. In fact, according to the Rich Earth Institute, the urine from one adult in a year can produce over 300 pounds of wheat — enough for nearly a loaf of bread per day.

Does a Composting Toilet Stink Up Your House?

Posted on April 26,2015 by ab3 in compost

Ten years ago I was building a green home. It had passive solar features, was built out of structural insulated panels, sent all the greywater out to the back yard to water fruit trees, and was going to be super energy efficient. One feature above all others, though, captured people’s attention when I described the house to them — the composting toilet.

Can Switching to a Dual-Flush Toilet Save Heat?

Posted on April 26,2015 by user-1048334 in BTU

First off, my wife just joked that I used a photo of a “male bathroom”: seat up and two rolls of toilet paper. Regarding the heat savings mentioned in the headline, we'll see... I haven't done the math yet. But it is a minor claim occasionally made alongside the claim that these toilets save water.

Blog Review: GreenBridge

Posted on April 26,2015 by ScottG in blog review

Juli MacDonald is an architect and accredited LEED professional who worked in Chicago for 20 years before relocating to the East Coast and eventually opening her own firm in Amesbury, Massachusetts, in 2007. Later that year she started writing the GreenBridge blog. It’s named after her firm, which concentrates on residential additions and remodels.

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