November 28, 2010

Use is part of the EDF Evaluation Matrix for our design. It deals with Low Impact Maintenance, Use Savings, and Limited Nuisances.

Low Impact Maintenance

“Maintenance that doesn’t require tools and working force that could generate indirect impacts like high consumption of energy (due to electrical devices or transportation) or raw materials depletion (due to tool or products production).—EDF Evaluation Matrix

Once installed, D.R.I.P.S. require no maintenance whatsoever.

Use Savings

“The consumption of water, energy, consumables, etc., is optimized”—EDF Evaluation Matrix

D.R.I.P.S. don’t consume any resources except those that occur naturally, I.E. rainwater or dew.

Limited “Nuisances”

“Elimination or low of noise, odour, or visual pollution”—EDF Evaluation Matrix

D.R.I.P.S. produce no noise or odour. While they do produce some visual pollution, they are converting what would be a barren wasteland into thriving farmland.

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