Video Profile of Bronx Zoo’s Green Restrooms

Earlier this summer, host Vanessa Rae and RiverWired’s Pulse profiled the Bronx Zoo’s new eco-friendly restrooms, which we’ve written about previously at gbNYC. The video does a great job of presenting the details behind the restrooms- which, according to Crain’s, feature eighteen composting toilets that cost $250,000 each- and describing exactly how the fixtures function, [...]

Earlier this summer, host Vanessa Rae and RiverWired’s Pulse profiled the Bronx Zoo’s new eco-friendly restrooms, which we’ve written about previously at gbNYC. The video does a great job of presenting the details behind the restrooms- which, according to Crain’s, feature eighteen composting toilets that cost $250,000 each- and describing exactly how the fixtures function, conserve energy, and interface with an adjacent graywater garden. As Ms. Rae points out, the U.S. quietly flushes 100 billion tons of solid waste and 32 billion gallons of water daily. Though not the sexiest of green building measures, efficient wastewater management is a powerful ally in the battle against environmental degradation.

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