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Sustainability 2010, 2(1), 266-279; doi:10.3390/su2010266

Rainwater Storage Gutters for Houses

Received: 27 November 2009 / Accepted: 5 January 2010 / Published: 13 January 2010
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Abstract: A history of the implementation of a system of water storage roof gutters illustrates the difficulties which may be encountered in delivering more sustainable construction systems. Utilizing some rainwater at the site where it falls has considerable conservation benefit but it requires builders, roofers and plumbers to vary some of their standard practices. The observed change delivery process involves incorporation of trade knowledge, attention to detail, flexibility and the willingness of all parties including local building control authorities to try new options. Lessons learned have implications for the introduction of many kinds of environmentally driven improvements to domestic construction.
Keywords: storage gutters; rainwater use; potable water replacement; infiltration; trade knowledge storage gutters; rainwater use; potable water replacement; infiltration; trade knowledge
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Hardie, M. Rainwater Storage Gutters for Houses. Sustainability 2010, 2, 266-279.

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Hardie M. Rainwater Storage Gutters for Houses. Sustainability. 2010; 2(1):266-279.

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Hardie, Mary. 2010. "Rainwater Storage Gutters for Houses." Sustainability 2, no. 1: 266-279.

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