Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 77.02
Liaison Laura Bain
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

Furman University
IN-24: Natural Wastewater Systems

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 0.50 Laura Bain
Associate Director of Sustainability Assessment
David E. Shi Center for Sustainability
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Estimated percentage of the institution’s wastewater treated and managed on-site using natural wastewater systems:

A brief description of the institution’s natural wastewater systems and technologies:

One of our most innovative projects is the closed-loop solar/aquatic waste water treatment system in the Charles Townes Science Center, dubbed "The Living Machine." The living machine uses natural processes to clean up to 5,000 gallons/day from the Science Center and the PAC. Water is then re-circulated into the building as grey water, which can be used for non-potable water demands like flushing toilets.

Website URL where information about the natural wastewater systems is available:
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