Archetype House


The Archetype House project was initiated to educate and motivate the public and building industry professionals to move beyond these obstacles and to adopt greener building practices.  The site includes Low Impact Development features include rainwater harvesting, downspount disconnection, permeable pavement, bioretention and a green roof.

One project at the house involved integrating ozone and filtration treatment into the existing rainwater harvesting system.  An ozone treatment system was selected, as opposed to more commonly used UV radiation and chlorine systems, due to ozone’s high capacity to disinfect for a range of waterborne pathogens without the need for disinfectant residuals in the produced water, use of fewer consumables, and because system performance can easily be monitored using oxidation-reduction potential (ORP) sensors.

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9550 Pine Valley Dr, Woodbridge