Environmental Protection

Trend Home Rainwater System Uses Goulds Pumps

Last summer, the Metropolitan Builders Association, a non-for-profit trade association in Wisconsin, contracted with Herr Environmental, Inc. of Delafield, Wis., to install an innovative rainwater system in the association’s Trend Home in Waukesha.

The Trend Home is a specially designed house that incorporates sustainable technologies that are assumed to be common in the year 2020. Its rainwater system is designed to capture rainwater from the roof and provide water for the lawn sprinkling system. The roof has a potential to generate more than 30,000 gallons of water during any year of average rainfall.

Herr Environmental installed a Goulds Pumps Model 1SC submersible water pump as well as a variable speed drive pump controller and a HydroPro V6P pressure tank.

“Our company has used Goulds Pumps exclusively for many years,” said Todd Stair, vice president of Herr Environmental, Inc. “Now with the new rainwater systems, the line of Goulds products we are using is expanding.”

Following six weeks of public tours, the Trend Home is currently for sale. Once sold, $200,000 will be donated to LaCasa de Esperenza, an organization that will train low-income workers in the construction industry. The remainder of the money will go to the Wisconsin Builders Association Foundation’s scholarship fund to attract high quality students to a career in the trades.

The Trend Home features permeable pavement and other water science technologies that preserve water resources. The home was constructed using structured insulated panels, a tempered passive solar orientation, solar electrical generation, solar hot water heating, Energy Star® appliances, computer-operated mechanicals, and special windows.

Goulds Pumps, a brand of ITT Corporation, makes centrifugal and turbine pumps, controllers, variable frequency drives, and accessories for residential and commercial water supply and wastewater, and landscaping and irrigation applications.

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