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Science Interactive is an organization that promotes the study
and respecting of the earth’s biospheric systems to increase
the quality of life
PLUMBING BIOSPHERICS

Sustainable building methods look at the way the earth recycles and cleans water and air in the
earth’s biosphere.  Future sustainable plumbing design and construction will go beyond reducing
the damage a plumbing system can cause to the biosphere to a point of building plumbing
systems to preserve the biosphere.  The goal for plumbing sustainability is to respect the
biosphere by learning from it and applying these lessons into plumbing system design and
construction for the health and benefit of us all.  The application of respecting the biosphere is
plumbing biospherics.

Articles covering Plumbing Biospherics

    PLUMBING COORDINATION AND GREEN
    ROOFS This article contains an introduction to
    Sustainable Construction, the future of the plumbing
    industry and issues for the architect, contractor,
    plumbing system designer and plumbing contractor
    when designing, installing and operating a green roof.




We Will Drink it and it Becomes Part of Us (c)
(One Part of a Water Efficient Plumbing System
can be Water Free Urinals)


I live in a city where a river runs through it’s heart  providing
transportation, commerce, industry,  power generation, recreation,
waste removal and  drinking water.  We see it on regular bases driving
over bridges or walking downtown. After heavy rains it looks fat

overflowing it’s banks with muddy water.   During droughts it looks
weak and sickly.

    New Low Flow Plumbing Fixtures (c)
    Water Closets and Showers

    There is a wave of new low flow plumbing fixtures
    and technologies hitting the market. The last time there
    was so much activity in the plumbing industry was at
    the introduction of the Energy Policy Act of 1992 that
    mandated the use of water conserving plumbing
    fixtures.  

Cause no Harm:
Sustainable Building Guidelines for Health Care
Facilities (c)


The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) has
started Green Guide for Health Care (
GGHC), a sustainable
building program that includes promoting water efficiency in
the construction of health care facilities. The guidelines were
developed in response to hospital owners that believe health care
buildings should follow the Hippocratic Oath and cause no harm
to the patients, staff, or neighbors of the facility.
The intent of this article is not to be used as a handbook to design
plumbing systems that meet the GGHC guidelines. Rather the
intent is to introduce the plumbing industry to the guidelines to
better equip the designer when approached about these systems.

Using Water Reuse Systems to Obtain LEED Credits (c)

    To help building professionals deal with changing needs and
    requirements, the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership
    (USGBC.org)in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
    guidelines and other sustainable programs are promoting
    methods to reduce the amount of storm water that runs off a
    site and the amount of potable water used by a facility. The
    end result is that buildings and municipal water systems run
    more efficiently, reducing energy consumption and expensive
    upgrades.

Water Free Urinals

Important issues about using water free urinals.


Plumbing Systems and Design the official publication of the
American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) has a series of
articles covering plumbing biospherics.  http://www.psdmagazine.org/

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