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Condensate-Harvesting Publications & Online Resources

Condensate Calculator
www.buildinggreen.com/calc/calc_condensate.cfm

“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:
www.buildinggreen.com/auth/article.cfm/2008/4/29/Alternative-Water-Sources-Supply-Side-Solutions-for-Green-Buildings

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.

Water-Energy-Carbon Nexus data on condensate and other waters.

Condensate-Harvesting Demonstration Sites

Arizona

Phoenix

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
www.teneyckla.com/projects/public/phoenix-convention-center

Tempe

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.
www.teneyckla.com/projects/academic/biodesign-institute-at-arizona-state-university

Tucson

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.
capla.arizona.edu/facility/other/underwood-family-sonoran-landscape-laboratory?destination=node/1013

New York

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Grange Farm
A one-acre rooftop farm using condensate from roof top air-conditioners as part of their irrigation waters for the farm.
www.brooklyngrangefarm.com
inhabitat.com/nyc/brooklyn-grange-worlds-largest-rooftop-farm-kicks-off-second-growing-season

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