Designed by FXFOWLE, The Forge has a wind turbine and solar panels as well as an irrigation system utilizing captured rainwater
for the landscaped spaces.
Many of these practices are commonplace in other areas of agriculture, while some were even incorporated into the facility in Davis (photovolactic cells used to generate to electricity and heat water, captured rainwater
used for cleaning and irrigation).
One of the main design elements will be a rooftop vegetable garden using captured rainwater
Workers wash the concrete floor clean every night with captured rainwater
The use of captured rainwater
for irrigation combined with hardy plant species will save approximately 1.
Under these restrictions, any captured rainwater
is considered stolen from those who own the waterways into which that water would have flowed had it not been collected.
Motion-activated faucets, low-flow toilets, waterless urinals, and captured rainwater
for irrigation reduce the use of fresh water.
The project provided traffic mitigation alternatives, utilized advanced membrane waste water treatment, captured rainwater
for recycling, and installed a biomass (woodchip) boiler for base steam load.
Residents agree to hang laundry on a clothesline (the 32 units provide washers but not dryers) and irrigate vegetable gardens with captured rainwater
Her back yard is a vegetable garden and she has 16 fruits, much of the vegetation irrigated with captured rainwater
and water recycled from indoor use.
The EPA will help with the design and specifications in Albuquerque for a rooftop vegetable garden, which would use captured rainwater