July 2012: HOG Distributors on Green Building

 Permascape Designs

Daly School elementary students gather in front of a two-HOG installation, supervised by Permascape Designs, at their Long Island school.

We must educate each day so that sustainable and environmentally friendly techniques become the new way of design and construction,” says Mark Scaramucci of Permascape Designs.

about HOG, Mark says:
“The Rainwater HOG is one of many new and innovative products that will change the way we live on this planet.”


Rogers Remodel

Architecture for Humanity featured the seven-HOG McKinley Elementary School installation, installed by Rogers Remodel, in their book: Design Like You Give a Damn 2.

I talk to everyone I can about ways to conserve, because I do think it’s that important that we make changes now, not only to save money but to save energy and water,” says certified Green Plumber Jamie Rogers of Rogers Remodel.

After installing HOGs at two schools, Jamie says:
“[HOGs are] a great hands-on demonstration about conservation for the kids.”




The Whole HOG: May 2012

Water-centric Green Design News

“It’s all about how much room a school can give up on the playground. It was the design details of the HOGS that made a water catchment system possible for this school.”
-Kat Sawyer, San Francisco Green Schoolyard Alliance’s Tap the Sky

Kat Sawyer, Tap the Sky’s project manager, was instrumental in coordinating the 2010 installation at McKinley Elementary School. Seven HOG tanks, collecting rainwater to irrigate the school’s native garden, are virtually invisible underneath a boardwalk that has become a new play space for students.

Architecture for Humanity features HOG and the McKinley School install in their new book Design Like You Give a Damn [2]. We’re honored to be included in their compilation of people-friendly designs that create social change and make a positive impact around the world! Read more about the book in our B.U.G. Design section.

Read on to find out more about how HOGs maximize space and continue to nurture young sprouts, plants and children alike, in schools like the John J. Daly Elementary School in New York.

And closer to home, a LEED Platinum spec home designed by architect Geoffrey Butler demonstrates how seamlessly the HOG modular system integrates into a modern, environmentally-friendly California home design. Preview The Trickle-Up Effect in San Francisco Magazine.

HOG designer Sally Dominguez is adding to her laurels with a nomination from Advance 50 From the Future as an influential Australian innovator. Check it out here.

November 2011: Green Plumber of the Year

2.4 million gallons. That’s how much water Jamie Rogers of Rogers Remodel Inc. calculates he has helped save in the Bay Area this year.  Jamie, a California-based green plumber and Rainwater HOG distributor, was awarded the 2011 Green Plumber of the Year Award for the Western Region.

                                                                                                  Jamie Rogers, on right, receives the 2011 Green Plumber of the Year Award.

Green Plumbers USA awards the prize based on community involvement, innovative projects and effective branding. Winners were announced at the October 2011 WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas.

Jamie has worked with Rainwater HOG and other community partners in two local schools to install water catchment systems for watering gardens and flushing toilets. Watch his install at Hall Middle School in Larkspur, California here. And see him in action at McKinley Elementary School in San Francisco here. He has also promoted water conservation by serving on local job-building boards and green employment councils.

Rainwater HOG would like to congratulate Jamie on winning this prestigious award!