23 Feb '12, 11pm

Gray Area in Colorado Law Preventing CU-Boulder From Using Graywater System at LEED Platinum Dorm

Gray Area in Colorado Law Preventing CU-Boulder From Using Graywater System at LEED Platinum Dorm

The University of Colorado’s new $46.6 million, 131,000-square-foot Williams Village North dormitory in Boulder is the largest of its size (500 residents, pictured) in the nation to earn LEED Platinum from USGBC. But its $230,000 graywater system – which recycles water from showers and sinks through the dorm’s toilets, and could save the dorm over one million gallons of water annually – can’t be turned on by CU-Boulder officials because of Colorado state law, which generally prohibits graywater systems from being used unless they’re isolated from public areas (like one at Denver International Airport, which supplies a sprinkler system on fields that are closed off to the public).

Full article: http://www.greenrealestatelaw.com/2012/02/gray-area-in-co...

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