Brac Systems

Brac Systems

Brac Systems, Inc., is a company in Montreal, Quebec, that manufactures and markets residential greywater recycling systems. Brac's system captures greywater from showers, bathtubs, and laundry washing machines, and supplies the water under pressure to flush the home's toilets. Based upon statistics from Environment Canada,cite web| title =Water use in the home| publisher =Environment Canada| url =http://www.ec.gc.ca/water/images/manage/effic/a6f7e.htm| accessdate = 2007-02-15 ] the company asserts that the use of their system will cut the average home's water consumption and sewage effluent by approximately one third.cite web| title = Brac Systems home page| url =http://www.bracsystems.com/home.html| accessdate = 2007-02-14 ]

Owner Dennis Yasarcite news | last =Silverman| first =Craig| title =This ain't no bric-a-brac | publisher =Hour.ca| date =2007-02-01| url =http://www.hour.ca/news/explainer.aspx?iIDArticle=11304| accessdate = 2007-02-13 ] of Montreal founded the company in early 2005,cite news | last =Zaccagna| first =Remo| title =Device saves on water usage | publisher =The Suburban (Quebec)| date =2007-01-10| url =http://www.thesuburban.com/content.jsp?sid=50317038521811987769270965638&ctid=1000000&cnid=1010111| accessdate = 2007-02-13 ] and has sold more than 250 units worldwide, including North America, Australia, the Caribbean, and Europe.cite news | last =Moore| first =Lynn| title =Banking on the green appeal of greywater recovery| publisher =Montreal Gazette| date =2007-01-26| url =http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/business/story.html?id=bd26a1ec-46f0-4366-a6e7-886c0d3dee98| accessdate = 2007-02-13 ]

In 2007, Brac Systems was named the Best New Product in the Energy Efficiency category at "Mécanex/Climatex 2007", an annual plumbing and mechanical trade show held in Montreal. As a result of this award, Brac's recycling system was featured on the cover of IMB Magazine.cite news
title =Un autre grand succès, bien mérité
pages =cover, 34, Vol 22, No. 4
language =French
publisher =IMB Magazine/Corporation des maîtres méchaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec
date =May 2007
url =https://www.cmmtq.org/database/Image_usager/2/imb_mai_2007.pdf
accessdate = 2007-05-25
] Brac's recycling system was also named one of the "Top Ten Green Building Products of 2007" by "Sustainable Industries Journal", a publication for the green building industry.cite news
last =Lecompte
first =Celeste
coauthors =Brian J. Back
title =Top 10 Green Building Products 2007 supplement
pages =13
publisher =Sustainable Industries Journal
date =August 2007
url =http://www.sustainableindustries.com/resources
accessdate = 2007-07-26
] Brac Systems was also featured in the television home remodeling show, "Project Energy: A Tour of This Old 'Green' House". [ [http://wcco.com/video/?id=29148@wcco.dayport.com Project Energy: A Tour of This Old 'Green' House] , WCCO-TV, July 2007]

Currently, Brac Systems is the only commercial mass producer of residential greywater recycling systems in North America.

News articles

*cite news
title =Conserving Precious Water through Innovation
publisher =Built Green News| date =June 2006
url =http://gomembers-ecommunicator.com/mbaks/notice-description.tcl?newsletter_id=2147077&r=27MNHUY1pQ1L
accessdate = 2007-02-13

*cite news
last =
first =
coauthors =
title =It’s easier being green
work =
pages =
language =
publisher =The News Tribune (Tacoma, WA)
date =2006-09-02
url =http://www.thenewstribune.com/soundlife/home/centerpiece/story/6070663p-5324357c.html
accessdate = 2007-02-13

*cite news
last =
first =
coauthors =
title =City Meeting Goal With New Water-Saving Initiative
work =press release
pages =
language =
publisher =City of Kelowna, BC
date =2006-11-02
url =http://www.city.kelowna.bc.ca/iNews/scripts/nws002.cfm?News_ID=691
accessdate = 2007-02-13

*cite news
last =
first =
coauthors =
title =District of Invermere Partners with Local Developer for Installation of Greywater Recycling Systems
work =
pages =
language =
publisher =District of Invermere, BC
date =2006-11-17
url =http://www.invermere.net/newsroom/index.php?cmd=news&SUID=&id=124
accessdate = 2007-02-13

*cite news
last =Zaccagna
first =Remo
coauthors =
title =Device saves on water usage
work =
pages =
language =
publisher =The Suburban (Quebec)
date =2007-01-10
url =http://www.thesuburban.com/content.jsp?sid=50317038521811987769270965638&ctid=1000000&cnid=1010111
accessdate = 2007-02-13

*cite news
last =Moore
first =Lynn
coauthors =
title =Banking on the green appeal of greywater recovery
work =
pages =
language =
publisher =Montreal Gazette
date =2007-01-26
url =http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/business/story.html?id=bd26a1ec-46f0-4366-a6e7-886c0d3dee98
accessdate = 2007-02-13

*cite news
last =Silverman
first =Craig
coauthors =
title =This ain't no bric-a-brac
work =
pages =
language =
publisher =Hour.ca
date =2007-02-01
url =http://www.hour.ca/news/explainer.aspx?iIDArticle=11304
accessdate = 2007-02-13

*cite news
last =Bonneau
first =Danielle
coauthors =
title =Une deuxième vie pour les eaux usées
work =
pages =
language =French
publisher =La Presse (Quebec)
date =2007-02-23
url =http://www.montoit.ca/habitation/article/article_complet.php?path=/habitation/article/23/10,10450,0,022007,1333198.php
accessdate = 2007-02-23

*cite news
last =Dupuis
first =André
title =La récupération des eaux grises est réalisable
publisher =IMB Magazine/Corporation des maîtres méchaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec
pages =22, Vol 22, No 3
date =April 2007
language =French
url =https://www.cmmtq.org/database/Image_usager/2/imb_avril_2007.pdf
accessdate = 2007-04-16

*cite news
last =Ballinger
first =Barbara
title =Trends in Home Building & Design: Healthier Homes
publisher =Realtor Magazine
pages =38
date =May 2007
url =http://www.realtor.org/rmomag.NSF/files/healthier_homes.pdf/$FILE/healthier_homes.pdf
accessdate = 2007-05-07

*cite news
title =Un autre grand succès, bien mérité
pages =34, Vol 22, No. 4
language =French
publisher =IMB Magazine/Corporation des maîtres méchaniciens en tuyauterie du Québec
date =May 2007
url =https://www.cmmtq.org/database/Image_usager/2/imb_mai_2007.pdf
accessdate = 2007-05-25

*cite news
last =Song
first =Vivian
title =Going grey: From a shower to a toilet near you
publisher =Toronto Sun
date =2007-07-15
url =http://www.torontosun.com/News/Canada/2007/07/15/pf-4341059.html
accessdate = 2007-07-18

*cite news
last =Lecompte
first =Celeste
coauthors =Brian J. Back
title =Top 10 Green Building Products 2007 supplement
pages =13
publisher =Sustainable Industries Journal
date =August 2007
url =http://www.sustainableindustries.com/resources
accessdate = 2007-07-26

External links

* [http://www.bracsystems.com/ Brac Systems company website] .

ee also

*Greywater
*Reclaimed water

References


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