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Business Harry Shay was a man with a sense of humorat least that is what his friends at the Rare Fruit and Vegetable Council (RFVC) of Broward County believe, which is why they built a .posting latrine building in his honor. Shays Shack, which consists of a 10 X 10 steel building that houses a .posting toilet, shower, and sink, is now open and ready for business on the councils property, thanks to money bequeathed to the non-profit organization by Shay after his death. He would have loved the idea and gotten a big kick out of it, says Steve Wolfman, a volunteer with RFVC. The members have been renting a Porta-John for years, and we all agreed this would be a good use of the money he left to the organization. A .posting toilet is often used as an alternative to central wastewater treatment plants (sewers) or septic systems. Typically they are chosen (1) to alleviate the need for water to flush toilets, (2) to avoid discharging nutrients and/or potential pathogens into environmentally sensitive areas, or (3) to capture nutrients in human excreta. Environmental conservation is important to RFVC members, who work together each Wednesday and Saturday educating the public about tropical fruits and vegetables, encouraging exotic fruit propagation, and providing educational material on their culture as well as introducing new and select species of rare fruit and vegetables. Just as the toilet, shower, and sink were all chosen and outfitted to be gentle to the environment, the same holds true for the 10 X 10 steel building that surrounds it. Our buildings are all green buildings, says Michelle Wickum, the director of marketing for SteelMaster Buildings, the .pany based in Virginia Beach which sold the building to the RFVC. They are built to reduce environmental impacts by bringing together a vast array of practices and techniques to take advantage of renewable resources, which fits in perfectly with the mission of the RFVC. The green building techniques that have been utilized include: – Solar reflectance and reliability through the use of Galvalume Plus coatings which protects against non-uniform weathering and reduces energy loads on buildings due to long-term, bright surface that helps heat reflectivity. Galvalume Plus coated steel has been approved by the ENERGY STAR program, both for low-slope and high-slope applications – Emphasis on taking advantage of renewable resources such as use of sunlight through solar powered energy sources – Orientation of windows, walls, awnings, and porches to maximize solar gain in the winter by providing more natural light and lessen the need for electric lighting during the day – On-site renewable energy through solar power, wind power, hydro power, or biomass significantly reducing the environmental impact of the building – Reduce impact on wells and water treatment plants. Several options exist for Greywater, a process which takes waste water from sources such as dish-washing for use in irrigation. Rainwater collectors are used for similar purposes. We couldnt be happier with the way this turned out, says Wolfman. And most importantly, we think we did Harry proud. About the Author: 相关的主题文章: