Congratulations to Duke Farms, which will receive the 2012 Community Award from the NJ chapter of the US Green Building Council. According to the Messenger Gazette, the award recognizes Duke Farms’ success in converting “the 2,740-acre former Duke family estate in Hillsborough into an environmental education center and recreation destination that would be a model of environmental stewardship.” The green re-design focused on three elements: “the adaptive re-use and re-purposing of existing buildings, rather than building anew; the energy-efficient upgrading of 110-year-old utilities and the commitment to energy and water conservation; and the regeneration of landscapes to foster preservation of native species.”
Duke Farms purchased and installed three Clivus M54 Trailhead units within the last year in order to provide public restroom facilities. The mission of the farm is to teach visitors to “be good stewards of the environment” and the Clivus composting toilet systems were purchased because they fit with the organization’s mission and because the restrooms provide remote facilities.
Duke Farms, in Hillsborough, NJ, installed three Clivus M54 Trailhead units within the last year in order to provide public restroom facilities at the 2,740-acre estate. According to a recent New York Times article that features the farm, “the estate has 22 miles of trails winding past fountains, lagoons and sculptures; 810 acres of woodlands; and 464 acres of a grassland bird habitat” and is home to “30 endangered species and 230 varieties of birds.”
The farm will re-open to the public on May 19, 2012. The mission of the farm is to teach visitors to “be good stewards of the environment” and the Clivus composting toilet systems were purchased because they fit with the organization’s mission and because the restrooms provide remote facilities.
Cortlandt Station, a commuter train station on the Metro-North railroad from New York City, was recently renovated in 2009 with the addition of an extended overpass, new elevated waiting area, additional parking and access road, as well as a Clivus compost toilet system.
The sewer was prohibitively expensive so the Clivus system was installed as a cost-effective solution. The restroom will be open to commuters in February 2012.
Lookaway Golf Club
in Buckingham, PA recently made an addition to its course. A custom Clivus Multrum M54 Trailhead will offer golfers comfort on far flung areas of the course.
The composting toilet system and restroom building were delivered pre-fabricated and custom finished with cedar shingle and stacked stone exterior and a cedar shingle roof. The foam-flush toilet fixture offers the comfort of home and a built in solar-powered fan eliminates all odors.
This post is about two and a half weeks late. Apologies.
April 9th The Picardo P-Patch in Seattle, Washington hosted a gardener gathering to kick off the spring growing season.
According to Trent Elwing, organizer, “Tours were part of Saturday’s (4/9/11) activities including a stop at Picaloo. Gardeners got a how-to on making deposits and then the porch floor was swung up for the turd’s eye view.”
The P-Patch is a community garden where neighborhood residents keep plots. The Picaloo is a Clivus Multrum M54 Trailhead that’s available year round to gardeners.
Enjoy a few photos from the event courtesy of Trent:
Glenwood Country Club in Old Bridge, New Jersey recently installed a custom M54 Trailhead on its newly renovated course.
In order to harmonize with the aesthetics of the course, stone and clapboard exterior and a metal roof were added to a pre-fabricated structure.
The new composting restroom will offer comfort to golfers at the farthest reaches of the course with a waterless urinal and 6 oz. Foam-flush toilet.
Rockefeller State Park recently re-built a restroom to accomodate visitors. The new restroom uses a Clivus Multrum composting toilet system that was installed in a restroom that previously stood on the site.
As the first park in the State of Alabama to install a Clivus Multrum composting toilet the Tuscaloosa County Parks & Recreation Authority have a note-worthy restroom. The building stands at the parking area for a the Binion Creek Boat Ramp which offers a multi-lane boat launch, ample parking and floating courtesy docks.
One M54 Trailhead Two-Stall serves 44,000 visits a year and uses no water at all to do so.
The building was delivered as a kit and assembled on site. A custom mason finish was added to three walls to suit the location.
Part of the Hershey Golf Collection, Hershey Links is 175 acres of traditional links style golf in Hummelstown, PA. Since it’s opening in 2007 the course has won awards from a number of sources from Golf Magazine to the Zagat Survey.
The new M54 Trailheads are located on the 6th and 14th holes. They were delivered as kits and assembled and appointed on site. Both Foam-flush toilets and waterless urinals are available to ensure golfers’ comfort.
The Course has made arrangements with Clivus Multrum for regular maintenance visits from a local contractor.