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Juneau State Office Mailing Address Update

All mail sent to the DEC office in Juneau through the U.S. Postal Service must be addressed to P.O. Box 111800, Juneau, AK, 99811. Beginning October 1, all mail addressed to our Willoughby Avenue address will not be delivered and will be returned to sender by the Post Office. This change only impacts incoming mail to the Juneau office.

Alaska Water and Sewer Challenge

Florida Net-Zero Water Dorm

A four-bedroom, four bath dormitory at the University of Miami is being retrofitted for autonomous net-zero water operation, including construction of a net-zero treatment facility, cistern rainwater collection, and separate city water supply to the rooms for drinking and incidental cooking. Once running, all wastewater from showers, toilets, sinks, and laundry will go to the treatment system, for return to the same fixtures.

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Canada Healthy House Competition

In 1991, The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) announced its Healthy Housing Design Competition to promote environmentally responsible housing in Canada. Ten builder led teams were chosen to build pilot projects to showcase their innovative ideas. CMHC's Healthy House in Toronto was one of the winners of the competition.

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Ghana, Africa Sludge to Energy

Columbia University has designed and built a plant in Ghana that is converting fecal sludge to fuels (biogas and biodiesel) with possible byproducts of chemicals such as methane, methanol and fertilizer. The "off the grid," self-sustaining plant processes about 5,000 liters of fecal sludge per day.

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