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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Urine Diversion Variance Request to Mass. State Board of Plumbers

This excellent presentation was researched and compiled by Sia Karplus of Science Wares Inc. in Falmouth, Massachusetts. Everything you've ever wondered about specifying, installing and maintaining urine diverting toilets including diagrams and user feedback.
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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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Comparing Nitrogen Reduction Standards: Oregon & Elsewhere

Recent concerns over nitrates (think urine) in groundwater and surface waters have driven tighter regulations on nitrogen discharge. This document compares the different standards from around the world using the same unit of measurement so you can compare apples to apples. Performance
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Ecological Infrastructure Tour

Recode toured the state in 2012 to educate communities & regulators in Oregon about the benefits of creating "waste" treatment rules for Oregon that judge alternatives to septic and sewer systems on their performance and let alternatives compete on cost. Our goal was to lay the grou
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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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