SWFL: November Monthly meeting

  • 04 Nov 2009
  • 5:30 PM
  • Eco Living Center - 6490 South Pointe Blvd. Ft. Myers, Fl 33919
  • 57

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SOUTHWEST BRANCH PROGRAM


November General membership meeting

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Rainwater Reuse, Low Impact Design and New Water Storage Technology


A Demonstration Project at the Eco-Living Center

Co-presenters, Thomas Becker, Extension Agent, Florida Yards and Neighborhoods for Lee County Extension and John Comito, Owner, Elemental Design & Waterworks, Inc., will present to the chapter an overview of a recent water conservation and smart irrigation demonstration project being installed in the Eco-Living Center landscape. The project components include site design techniques that a building owner or a homeowner can construct on their own lot. Components include: a 375 gallon above-ground cistern, a 250 gallon capacity in-ground, exfiltration storage tank using an AquaBlox™ matrix® ,  a 195w Evergreen PV Solar panel and micro-jet mist head (10GPH/.17 gpm) sprinklers.

Rainwater harvesting is very cost effective and a water efficient solution for building owners and homeowners who are looking to save time, money and maintenance on their Southwest Florida landscape. This project shows an example of Florida-Friendly landscaping, which was recently legislated and signed into law by governor  Crist, Senate Bill 2080. The demonstration landscape at the Eco-Living Center demonstrates ’how to’ use mostly native plants in a home landscape Plants rely entirely on rain water during the wet and dry season.  Design considerations for each component will be discussed including potential credits in green building certification programs  



When:  Wednesday, Nov. 4 2009
Time:    Registration 5:30 pm
            Program Start 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

Fees:    $5 members
            $10 nonmembers
Where:  Eco Living Center
            6490 South Pointe Blvd
            Ft Myers, Florida 33919


USGBC Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, c/o Florida Atlantic University, College of Engineering and Computer Science,
777 Glades Road, Room EE 329, Boca Raton, FL 33431-0991, info@usgbc-fgc.org / 561-373-7367
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