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  • Hello All --- Long ago ('50s - '60s), I, a city guy, was introduced to the "If it's yellow, let it mellow; if it's brown, flush it down" concept. This was in a cottage-on-septic situation, where its impact was immediate and clear,...

  • again Geok, requirements to use waterless urinals, some answers? How often is necessary replace the cartridge barrier, at what cost? ------Original Message------ Interesting. How about the scenario where waterless urinal is used? ...

  • Philip, thanks, you pee very seldom, but maybe you are young. Age brings problems. What about settle for 70%, become only 1,803.2 in 365 days = 658.168 billons' of gallons of water, equal to 24.376 million of CY of water. Will be interesting...

  • Richard H. Linderman, has good information: waterless is the best option to save water. The question is find what is required to maintain such urinal functioning. The great think is that thanks to the AIA, any architect can help and solve the need...

  • I was appointed to a 5 member committee to review U S grants applications for a 5 states region in the 70 's. Two of the members on this committee instructed there families and friends to flush only on the second flush requirement. I think this...

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  • Update #4 from the field in China [Paul Okamoto squeezes in one last sketch from the roof terrace on the morning of our departure from Xizhou] We bid farewell to the Linden Centre on Saturday as we made our way towards the very much...

  • Update 3 below: ------------- Friday was a big day for our 21 person delegation as we trekked to Dali University for introductions, presentations, and discussion with the staff and students of its architecture department. The architecture...

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  • Update no. 2 from the road below ------------------ By horse cart, by boat, by bumpy bus ride: Thursday offered up a wealth of transportation options to our many destinations, starting with a tour of Xizhou Village and ending with lakeside...

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  • Greetings from Yunnan! Our delegation of 21 have already experienced so much during our first three days here, including an extremely early morning flight from Beijing to Lijiang, discussing program activities and goals during a five hour layover...

  • Over the next two weeks, delegates of the Housing Knowledge Community trip will be sending correspondence so we can follow them on their trip. Simon Ha, one of the delegates who arrived early in China, sent some early photos and an article he...

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