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Essential Composting Toilets

Gord Ba Baird and Ann Bsc Baird


ISBN: 9780865718722
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Essential Composting Toilets is a streamlined, illustrated manual that takes a practical approach to system selection criteria, design, installation, and operation, while meeting universal health and safety objectives.
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ISBN: 9780865718722
ANNOTATION:
Essential Composting Toilets is a streamlined, illustrated manual that takes a practical approach to system selection criteria, design, installation, and operation, while meeting universal health and safety objectives.

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Essential Composting Toilets is a streamlined, illustrated manual that takes a practical approach to system selection criteria, design, installation, and operation, while meeting universal health and safety objectives.

Publisher Description

From wastestream to mainstream, a practical guide to composting toilet systems. Composting toilets are a key feature for local resilience, money saving, water conservation, resource recovery, septic system replacement, and an improved bathroom experience in rural and urban buildings. Essential Composting Toilets is a streamlined manual that takes a practical, how-to approach to composting toilet system selection, design, installation, and operation, while meeting universal health and safety objectives. Drawing from existing regulations and research, this book dispels myths and provides tools to assess various systems. It includes: Easily-understood drawings, plans, and photos Coverage of all main composting toilet systems Selection criteria including site considerations, urine separation pros/cons, renovations/new builds, ventilation, servicing, and composting details Design and installation details. Offering a professional approach accessible to DIYers, homeowners, designers, building consultants, water conservation advocates, and regulators, Essential Composting Toilets provides key information for redesigning toilet systems anywhere in the world.

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From wastestream to mainstream, a practical guide to composting toilet systems COMPOSTING TOILETS are a key feature for local resilience, money saving, water conservation, resource recovery, septic system replacement, and an improved bathroom experience in rural and urban buildings. Essential Composting Toilets is a streamlined manual that takes a practical, how-to approach to composting toilet system selection, design, installation, and operation, while meeting universal health and safety objectives. Drawing from existing regulations and research, this book dispels myths and provides tools to assess various systems. It includes: Easily understood drawings, plans, and photos Coverage of all main composting toilet systems Selection criteria including site considerations, urine separation pros/cons, renovations/new builds, ventilation, servicing, and composting details Design and installation details. Offering a professional approach accessible to DIYers, homeowners, design- ers, building consultants, water conservation advocates, and regulators, Essential Composting Toilets provides key information for redesigning toilet systems anywhere in the world. The Bairds are pioneers in the composting toilet movement, and bring their considerable experience to bear in this useful and informative overview of the technology and its importance to a sustainable future. -- Jason McLennan, Ashoka Fellow, founder and creator of the Living Building Challenge, and author, The Philosophy of Sustainable Design True to form, Ann and Gord Baird once again lead on the innovation front with their informative and timely guide. -- Eric Bonham P.Eng, Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia As a builder and manager of several humanure composting systems I can enthusiastically recommend this essential guide! -- Darrell Frey, author, Bioshelter Market Garden and co-author, Food Forest Handbook Their dedication to detail is astounding. All praise to the psychrophilic and mesophilic bacteria - and to the Bairds! -- Guy Dauncey, author, Journey to the Future A must-have for anyone wanting to create resilient closed-loop systems on their home acreage or farm. -- Rob Avis, P.Eng, co-author, Essential Rainwater Harvesting and permaculture consultant, Gord Baird, BA, ARCSA AP and Ann Baird, BSc are the co-creators, designers, and builders of the award winning Eco-Sense home in Victoria, BC, the first internationally recognized Living Building Challenge petal residential project. www.eco-sense.ca. New Society's Sustainable Building Essentials Series aims to provide the highest quality information on sustainable building methods and materials. Editors Chris Magwood and Jen Feigin have scoured the world of sustainable building to bring you the techniques and systems that deliver measureable benefits in terms of greater energy efficiency and reduced environmental impact. Written by the world's leading sustainable builders, designers, and engineers, these succinct, user-friendly handbooks are indispensable tools for any project.

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From wastestream to mainstream, a practical guide to composting toilet systems COMPOSTING TOILETS are a key feature for local resilience, money saving, water conservation, resource recovery, septic system replacement, and an improved bathroom experience in rural and urban buildings. Essential Composting Toilets is a streamlined manual that takes a practical, how-to approach to composting toilet system selection, design, installation, and operation, while meeting universal health and safety objectives. Drawing from existing regulations and research, this book dispels myths and provides tools to assess various systems. It includes: Easily understood drawings, plans, and photos Coverage of all main composting toilet systems Selection criteria including site considerations, urine separation pros/cons, renovations/new builds, ventilation, servicing, and composting details Design and installation details. Offering a professional approach accessible to DIYers, homeowners, design- ers, building consultants, water conservation advocates, and regulators, Essential Composting Toilets provides key information for redesigning toilet systems anywhere in the world. The Bairds are pioneers in the composting toilet movement, and bring their considerable experience to bear in this useful and informative overview of the technology and its importance to a sustainable future. -- Jason McLennan, Ashoka Fellow, founder and creator of the Living Building Challenge, and author, The Philosophy of Sustainable Design True to form, Ann and Gord Baird once again lead on the innovation front with their informative and timely guide. -- Eric Bonham P.Eng, Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia As a builder and manager of several humanure composting systems I can enthusiastically recommend this essential guide! -- Darrell Frey, author, Bioshelter Market Garden and co-author, Food Forest Handbook Their dedication to detail is astounding. All praise to the psychrophilic and mesophilic bacteria - and to the Bairds! -- Guy Dauncey, author, Journey to the Future A must-have for anyone wanting to create resilient closed-loop systems on their home acreage or farm. -- Rob Avis, P.Eng, co-author, Essential Rainwater Harvesting and permaculture consultant, Gord Baird, BA, ARCSA AP and Ann Baird, BSc are the co-creators, designers, and builders of the award winning Eco-Sense home in Victoria, BC, the first internationally recognized Living Building Challenge petal residential project. www.eco-sense.ca. New Society's Sustainable Building Essentials Series aims to provide the highest quality information on sustainable building methods and materials. Editors Chris Magwood and Jen Feigin have scoured the world of sustainable building to bring you the techniques and systems that deliver measureable benefits in terms of greater energy efficiency and reduced environmental impact. Written by the world's leading sustainable builders, designers, and engineers, these succinct, user-friendly handbooks are indispensable tools for any project.

Author Biography

Gord Baird , BA, ARCSA AP and Ann Baird , BSc are the co-creators, designers, and builders of the award winning Eco-Sense home in Victoria, BC, Canada, the first internationally recognized Living Building Challenge petal residential project. They implemented greywater systems, rainwater harvesting, and composting toilets into North America's first legal two-story seismically engineered load-bearing cob home. Gord is Water Commissioner for the Capital Regional District's regional Water Supply Commission and Juan de Fuca Water Distribution Commission, and was a technical editor for the BC Ministry of Health's Manual of Composting Toilets and Greywater Standard Practices (2016). Ann works on regional climate action initiatives involving water, food, and energy resiliency in climate adaptation and risk management. They currently give tours of their Eco-sense permaculture homestead in Victoria, BC. www.eco-sense.ca.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Safe Composting Chapter 3: System Components and Processes Chapter 4: Design Considerations Chapter 5: Commode Batch Systems Chapter 6: Chambered/Moldering Batch Systems Chapter 7: Continuous Systems Chapter 8: Fluid Management Chapter 9: Best Practices Chapter 10: The Last Flush Appendix A: Percolation Test Procedure Appendix B: Manufacturers Glossary References Index About the Author A Note About the Publisher

Long Description

From wastestream to mainstream, a practical guide to composting toilet systems. Composting toilets are a key feature for local resilience, money saving, water conservation, resource recovery, septic system replacement, and an improved bathroom experience in rural and urban buildings. Essential Composting Toilets is a streamlined manual that takes a practical, how-to approach to composting toilet system selection, design, installation, and operation, while meeting universal health and safety objectives. Drawing from existing regulations and research, this book dispels myths and provides tools to assess various systems. It includes: Easily-understood drawings, plans, and photos Coverage of all main composting toilet systems Selection criteria including site considerations, urine separation pros/cons, renovations/new builds, ventilation, servicing, and composting details Design and installation details. Offering a professional approach accessible to DIYers, homeowners, designers, building consultants, water conservation advocates, and regulators, Essential Composting Toilets provides key information for redesigning toilet systems anywhere in the world.

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Essential Composting Toilets is a practical exploration of compost toilet systems for home-owners and building professionals covering selection criteria, design, installation, and operational processes Drawing from existing regulations and research, this book will dispel myths, satisfy regulators, and provide tools to assess various systems in terms of meeting the health and safety objectives driving regulations Ann and Gord Baird are the co-creators, designers, and builders of the award winning Eco-Sense home in Victoria, BC, Canada, the first Living Building Challenge (LBC) petal recognized residential project internationally They implemented greywater systems, rainwater harvesting, and compost toilets into North America's first legal two story seismically engineered load-bearing cob home The Eco-Sense permaculture homestead has become a well-known local site for tours and workshops, and has been the center of international media coverage including documentaries, TV, radio, newspapers, magazines, and blogs Gord participated as a technical editor for the BC Ministry of Health's Manual of Composting Toilets and Greywater Standard Practices This book is part of the Sustainable Building Essentials series Intended audience: Existing home owners, Owner/builders, Water conservation advocates (NGOs), Community organizations, Permaculture design course providers (PDCs), Community adaptation and risk consultants, Environmental studies courses (universities), Building officials (municipal and regional governments), Policymakers (city, regional, state/province), Home designers and architects

Product Details

Publisher
New Society Publishers
Series
Sustainable Building Essentials Series
Year
2018
ISBN-10
0865718725
ISBN-13
9780865718722
Format
Paperback
Pages
192
Publication Date
2018-12-13
Author
Gord Ba Baird, Ann Bsc Baird
Short Title
Essential Composting Toilets
Language
English
Subtitle
A Guide to Options, Design, Installation, and Use
Series Number
10
Audience
General/Trade