Code Innovations Database documents lessons learned from composting toilet pilot projects

If you are looking for precedents of innovative approaches to next generation water and wastewater infrastructure check out the Code Innovations Database. Recode, Molly Winter, has contributed several case studies including one on a composting toilet pilot project in Cape Cod and a mo
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10/27 Happy Hour Event to learn about Portland’s Alternative Technology Advisory Committee

Ever wondered about ATAC? They’re the all volunteer committee that has helped projects seek appeals for innovative green building practices from the high tech, like an air admittance valve to the low tech, like light straw clay. Come learn what ATAC does to help innovative projects
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Moving Beyond the NSF

Oregon was previously 1 of only 7 jurisdictions in North America that required treatment systems be certified by NSF. NSF’s certification protocol does not physically monitor effluent characteristics in order to verify system performance in the field. Thanks to Recode this is no lon
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Understanding Oregon’s Regulations for Septic, Composting Toilet & Graywater Systems

What's regulated by plumbing? What's regulated by DEQ? What permit do you need? Recode created this one document to help you understand how toilets, graywater, and rainwater are are regulated in Oregon.
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Developing Codes: Reach Code for Site-built Composting Toilets in Oregon

Recode legalized site built composting toilets and non-NSF 41 certified manufactured composting toilets in 2011 through Reach Code 1307.4 amending OAR 918-465-0040 & 918-465-0070. Our performance based code protects human health while giving home owners an affordable option for insta
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