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Water Efficiency in the Interiors | Principles of Green Architecture

Water Efficient Techniques for the interiors

We have already discussed the classification for the study of Water efficiency, it is as follows:

  1. Interiors
  2. Exteriors
  3. Stormwater Reuse

In this article, we will discuss various aspects and ways that will help determine various ways in which we can save and conserve water and use it to its best possible way.

Ways of efficient utilization of water in the interiors

Using water less urinals

Using waterless urinals is quite common in the West but this concept is rejected in the Asian countries. The major advantage of using waterless urinals is that it saves on average 20,000 to 45,000 gallons of water a year.

Working of water less urinal

Urine flows down the bowl of the urinal past a debris-catching strainer.

The urine then passes through a sealing liquid.

The urine sinks through the sealing liquid and the oil floats on top of the layer of urine below.

Any air bubbles rise to the top and escape leaving the urine in a relatively low oxygen environment.

Odour is therefore trapped below the oil layer .


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