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WAT:1 Rainwater Harvesting

 

AIM

To encourage and recognise both the collection and use of rainwater in and around the dwelling, thereby reducing the amount of mains supplied potable water used and reducing stormwater runoff from the site.


CREDIT CRITERIA

Up to six points are available for dwellings which reduce the consumption of potable water in and around the dwelling through the collection and use of rainwater.

Design Rating Documentation

Water

how the Living House does

The Living House is targeting the full 6 points for rainwater harvesting in accordance with the LBC requirement that we generate all of our own water supply on site. We are therefore installing 50,000L of rainwater tanks to collect the rainwater from the roof of the house. Refer to these pages of the website for more details:

LBC Water

Water

WAT-2 Internal Potable Water Use

 

AIM

To encourage and recognise the reduction of potable water consumption in the dwelling through the use of water efficient fittings and appliances.


CREDIT CRITERIA

Up to six points are awarded where it is demonstrated that the fixtures/fittings and appliances within the dwelling meet the flow rates associated with the relevant WELS (Water Efficiency Labelling Scheme) star.

how the Living House does

The Living House is targeting the full 6 points for potable water efficiency. As part of the LBC water requirements we need to deal with all of our own water supply and waste water production on site. This therefore makes it very important that we select water efficient fixtures and fittings. 

Shower: For the showers for the Living House we will be selecting a shower mixer that is maximum 9L/min but will more likely be less than this. 

Toilets: All the toilets for the Living House are composting toilets which use no potable water in their operation. 

Wash Hand Basins: For the wash hand basins, kitchen sink and laundry tap of the Living House we will again be selecting the most water efficient options available on the market. These will be 6L./min or less. Once we have made final product selections we will advise what these are. 

Washing Machine: For the wash machine we will again be selecting the most water efficient option available on the market. Once we have made final product selection we will advise what these are. 

Dishwasher: For the dishwashers of the Living House we will again be selecting the most water efficient options available on the market. Once we have made final product selection we will advise what these are. 

Design Rating Documentation

WAT:3 Greywater Reuse

 

AIM

To encourage and recognise the re-use of greywater in and around the dwelling, thereby reducing the amount of mains potable water used and reducing the amount of wastewater generated.


CREDIT CRITERIA

Up to three points are available for this credit, points are awarded for the provision of a council approved greywater reuse system.Where the council approved greywater system is connected to an ‘in-ground’ sub surface outdoor irrigation system.Where the council approved greywater system is connected to a minimum of one toilet.Where the council approved greywater system is connected to a second toilet or other use (e.g. clothes washing machine).

Design Rating Documentation

how the Living House does

The Living House is targeting the full 3 points for greywater reuse in accordance with the LBC requirement that we process and discharge  all of our own waste water on site. We are therefore installing a grey water filtration system on site. Refer to these pages of the website for more details:

LBC Water

Grey Water