Rainwater Plenum For Sustainable HVAC

Retail Room Drain Plenum
Retail Rainwater Plenum and Sustainable Air Conditionaling

Retail Drain Plenum DetailI don’t often go out-of-character into facilities management, but this add-on plenum deserved a look-see. Notice that it converts large-capacity square commercial downspout to round underground pipe via the largest diameter on-site-constructed PVC Plenum I have ever seen. If the downspout inflow was capable of being handled by the underground drain outflow, I am not sure the need for such a massive water collection Plenum. But then Fluid Flow was never one of my loves in college.

For sustainability fans: turn the Plenum sideways; mount the outflow to insure that the Plenum chamber half-fills but the drain itself remains submerged; add a third pipe to the top to siphon off entrapped entrained air; and this system could power air distribution and natural, falling-water-based air conditioning and dehumidifying. Ha! Find that in one of your Fluid Flow Equation Books. In a less energized era, such systems were even upsized to ventilate entire mines through use of falling water. This knowledge passed down verbally from grandfather-to-father-to-son here in the Antracite Coal Mining Region. Why use air pumps or chillers to accomplish what a waterfall and a few length of pipe can do naturally?

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For PVC displayed in Retail Fixtures by Title see…
PVC Fittings in Endless Basket
Fencing Corrals PVC Fittings #2
Fencing Corrals PVC Fittings #1

For PVC Retail Fixtures by Title see…
Rainwater Plenum For Sustainable HVAC
PVC Quivers Rank and File
Grohe® Branded Inner-Workings
Fabric Banner for Epic Threads
Bose® Headphone Pipe Dream
Are PVC Decorator Colors a Need?
PVC Pipe Hosts Scarf Knots
PVC Quivers for Retaii Rack
PVC Pallet Rack Quiver

For PVC in Retail Fixtures resources see…
PVC Retail Fixtures & Merchandising Pinterest Board
PVC Retail Fixtures & Merchandising Index Page

For Sustainability posts see…
Sustainable Rainwater HVAC Plenum Concept
Paper Wine Bottle Sales
Lay-Up Inspired Sustainable Hanger
Kohl’s® Sustainable Corrugated Tote
Weis® Sustainable Trick-Or-Treat
Multi-Message Tool Branding
REI® Clothes Hangers Re-Imagined
Sustainable Soy Ink Branding
Overhead Rail as Modern Art
Eco-Friendly Watch Branding
Sustainable Slatwall Shelf
Acorn® Throws the Earth a Bone
Sustainable Scarf Sales
Smartly Branded SmartWool® Sports Bras
Clothes Hangers for Tree Huggers
Knurled-Knob Waterfall Hook
Tire Tread Good-Bad-Worse Point-of-Purchase

For Recycling resources see…
Recycling Retail Pinterest Board“ for a visual summary.
Recycling Retail Index Page” for all resources and links

Recycling and REcycled Fixtures Pinterest Board

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