Condensate-Harvesting Publications & Online Resources
“Condensate Water Recovery: Cost Effective Water Conservation” by Karen Guz, ASHRAE Journal, Vol. 47, No. 6, June 2005, pages 54-56.
Great write-up of condensate’s potential and challenges.
“Harvesting Air-Conditioning Condensate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and Beyond” by Brad Lancaster
Alternative Water Sources: Supply-Side Solutions for Green Buildings
Scroll down to the Air-Conditioner Condensate section on this page for good info:
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1, 3rd Edition, by Brad Lancaster
Includes a table helping you estimate air-conditioner condensate, evaporative-cooler, and reverse-osmosis discharge volumes; Water-Energy-Carbon Nexus charts giving you energy and water consumption and carbon emission figures for condensate and other waters; and myriad tips on water-harvesting earthworks/rain gardens that passively and freely harvest condensate and other on-site waters to produce and enhance multiple on-site resources.
Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 2, 2nd Edition by Brad Lancaster
Step-by-step instruction on creating water-harvesting earthworks/raingardens utilizing condensate and many other on-site waters.
Condensate-Harvesting Demonstration Sites
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Condensate is directed to a storage tank from which it is distributed to help irrigate the landscape.
Habitat at the Phoenix Convention Center
Tank storage of condensate
Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University (Building B)
Condensate is directed to a storage tank from which it is distributed to help irrigate the landscape. Landscape designed by Ten Eyck Landscape Architects.
College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA) building’s landscape, University of Arizona
A wonderful water-harvesting landscape that harvests about 95,000 gallons of condensate a year from the three air conditioners on the building’s roof. Roof runoff and drinking-fountain greywater are also harvested. A must-see in Tucson.
Brooklyn Grange Farm
A one-acre rooftop farm using condensate from roof top air-conditioners as part of their irrigation waters for the farm.