WATER

IN AN AMOEBA STRUCTURE, NO WATER SHOULD EVER GO TO WASTE. AMOEBA LOOKS AT EVERY DROP AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY

DESIGN CHALLENGE:
FOCUSING ON AN APPROACH FOR WATER RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, AMOEBA LOOKS TO INTEGRATE SYSTEMS THAT ALLOW US TO REDUCE, REUSE, AND RECYCLE.  
ELEMENTS SUCH AS: RAIN WATER CATCHMENT BASINS USED FOR GREYWATER THROUGHOUT THE RESIDENTIAL UNITS, INTRODUCTION OF A AQUAPONIC SYSTEM IN THE PRODUCTION OF LOCALLY GROWN FOOD, USE OF LOW CARBON ENERGY SOURCES TO PROVIDE HEATING AND COOLING FOR RESIDENTS, AND AN OVERALL REDUCTION OF WASTE WATER IMPACT ON THE CITY'S DRAINAGE SYSTEM. 
DESIGN ASPECTS:
 - DESIGN OF A WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLAN INCLUDING:
 - GREYWATER CATCHMENT, STORAGE, AND USE
 - BLACKWATER STORAGE AND TREATMENT PRIOR TO DISCHARGE INTO MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM
 - DESIGN OF AQUAPONIC SYSTEM FOR PRODUCTION OF LOCALLY GROWN FOOD
- STRATEGIC USE OF LOW CARBON ENEGY SOURCES TO REPLACE HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS WITHIN THE BUILDING   
KNOWLEDGE GAP:
IS IT POSSIBLE TO BECOME COMPLETELY SELF-SUFFICIENT FROM THE CITIES WATER SUPPLY?
WHAT CAN WE DO WITH BLACKWATER THAT NO ONE ELSE DOES? WHAT INTERNAL TREATMENTS CAN WE DEVELOP TO REMOVE OURSELVES FROM THE CITY SYSTEMS? 
IS IT POSSIBLE TO CREATE OUR OWN DISTRICT ENERGY SYSTEM USING WASTE WATER AND OTHER LOW CARBON ENERGY SYSTEMS?
IS IT POSSIBLE TO GROW ENOUGH LOCAL FOOD ON-SITE TO SELL INEXPENSIVE PRODUCE TO TENANTS?  
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