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A University of Michigan College of Engineering team working to convert a historic Ann Arbor home to consume Zero Water has received a grant from the Ford College Community Challenge to aid in their efforts. The team, called Living Building Challenge (LBC), was one of nine projects selected to receive the award, which recognizes the growing trend of service learning on college campuses.

The LBC team, part of Michigan Engineering's Better Living Using Engineering Laboratory, is working with local homeowner Matt Grocoff to catch, treat and reuse all water on the property, effectively taking it "off the water grid."

“I’m very passionate about sustainable retrofitting because it’s important for us to live within our means on this planet," said Devki Desai, a doctoral student in civil engineering and team leader of the project.

See more about the award on the Ford C3 website

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The Challenge of Water

2/13/2013

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Members of the Michigan Engineering student team BLUELab tour a house in Ann Arbor for which they will design and implement a Net Zero water system. The system will attempt to take the house "off the grid," and provide for all the water needs of the Grocoff family living in it.

Members of the Michigan Engineering student team BLUELab tour a house in Ann Arbor for which they will design and implement a Net Zero water system. The system will attempt to take the house "off the grid," and provide for all the water needs of the Grocoff family living in it.

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