Fort Valley Building Collects Rain for Reuse

6:21 AM, Mar 21, 2013   |    comments
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An eco-friendly building in Fort Valley was put together today in a matter of hours. 

The building came in separate parts. "They truck it up here in eight trucks and then they put it altogether with this crane. It's pretty amazing," says BTBB architect Will Sanford.

This is a modular building which means it was built by assembly line and then brought to this location to piece together.

"It'll have four base modules for the office and four base modules for the roof. It will take approximately 30 days to complete and have it ready for occupancy," says Jamie Ford of Affinity Building Systems.

The 25-hundred square foot space will house Super-Sod, a company that produces turf grass. It's a green structure that collects rain water for reuse.

"We'll have basically a display garden to show you all the water savings features you can have in a garden to show that you can really save water," says Ben Copeland of Super-Sod.

The butterfly roof filters the water into two systems, one underground, the other on the side of the building.

"We live in an area that's very blessed with rainfall, compared to many areas of the country, and all we have to do is figure out how to capture it and reuse it," Copeland says.

There's also the foam insulation and special windows that make up this eco-friendly building. 

"This is the first time I've seen a structure of this type built in the middle Georgia area that has this type of roof system and all of the green factors we put in this building," says Ford.

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