Self Sufficiency of Water in Mainstream Housing - an Australian Experience
Luxmoore, David A., Jayasinghe, Thishan R., & Mahendran, Mahen (2008) Self Sufficiency of Water in Mainstream Housing - an Australian Experience. Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, 5(1), pp. 67-74.
It is ideal to have a goal of reaching self sufficiency in water for the promotion of sustainable housing principles. Although there are many small projects of rainwater harvesting, it is yet to be used in main stream large planned housing developments, which is essential for its successful implementation. There are many associated issues including social acceptance, reliability, cost effectiveness and the feasibility of combining it with the town water supply in an efficient manner. Many of these issues were addressed by implementing a rainwater harvesting system in three Green Smart display homes constructed in a large housing scheme planned for 20,000 houses in Australia. This paper describes the planning, implementation, special features and cost aspects relating to the rainwater harvesting system used in the Green Smart homes and provides a useful example for future larger scale initiatives.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Sustainable development, Housing, Rain water harvesting, Water usage|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > OTHER BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (129900)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING (120500)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 IOS Press|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher|
|Deposited On:||15 Dec 2008 23:40|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 13:45|
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