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Emphasizing Water Efficiency

Water is essential to all life. Unsustainable water consumption and scarcity of fresh potable water has become a critical issue for much of the world, and climate change is now shifting people's perception that places such as Portland, Oregon will always have abundant fresh water. As population increases and water supply and wastewater treatment facilities age, the concept of water independence is becoming more prevelent throughout the U.S.

We know firsthand how to achieve Net Zero Water certification. It requires a combination of rainwater harvesting, aggressive conservation and water recycling. Years of experience have helped us develop and deliver proven cost-effective systems for Net Zero Water buildings. With the help of key design-build partners we’ve been designed, built and permitted multiple potable rainwater harvesting systems that utilize innovative botanical water purification and recycling systems. We can apply for Net Zero Water certification by applying for Water Petal Certification under the Living Building Challenge standard. 

Green Hammer has a long history of demonstrating leadership in water conservation and innovation as Net Zero Water builders in Portland and Ashland Oregon. To learn more about designing to Net Zero Water goals, read about Green Hammer clients Bob and Julie Granger, who live in a Net Zero Water home in Portland, Oregon.

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