AQUASCAPE, INC. LAUNCHES REVOLUTIONARY RAINXCHANGE™ SYSTEM
St. Charles, IL , October 23, 2008: Aquascape, Inc. is proud to announce the official launch of its RainXchange™ System for capturing, filtering, and re-using rainwater. The RainXchange™ System combines a recirculating decorative water feature with a sub-surface rainwater harvest storage system.
Ed Beaulieu, Chief Sustainability Officer for Aquascape, was instrumental in developing the prototype filter for the company’s rainwater harvesting system. “Traditional methods of harvesting rainwater do not add beauty or value to a home or office setting. We’ve created a filtration system used in conjunction with a decorative water feature that captures, filters and houses rainwater run-off for future use,” states Beaulieu. The system also reduces flooding, which is typical when heavy rains follow a period of drought.
Beta testing for the RainXchange™ System was conducted in key areas across the country before being introduced to the market. The system debuted at both the Epcot® International Flower & Garden Show and at the Chicagoland Flower & Garden Show with an overwhelming response. The first residential system was installed and tested earlier this year by Aquascape and a team of Certified Aquascape Contractors (CAC) in drought-stricken Grantville, Georgia.
When used in conjunction with Aquascape’s AquaBlox® Matrix®, the RainXchange™ System can earn up to 12 LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credit points, making it an ideal residential and commercial application for managing stormwater in green building projects. The RainXchange™ Specification Calculator makes it easy to estimate a properly sized system and Aquascape’s technical services department is available to assist with projects as needed.
Adds Beaulieu, “We expect our rainwater harvest and filtration system to be a profitable entity that landscape architects and contractors can add to their existing service and product lines while offering environmental options for consumers to offset increasing water restrictions.” The Aquascape RainXchange™ System will be showcased this October at the ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) Expo in Philadelphia and the WaterSmart Innovations Conference in Las Vegas. In November the system will be displayed at the Irrigation Association show in California.
For more information on Aquascape’s new RainXchange™ System, log onto www.rainxchange.com. For information on Aquascape and its products and programs, visit www.aquascapeinc.com or call 1-866-877-6637 (US) or 866-766-3426 (CAN).
Aquascape is North America’s leading innovator in the water gardening industry. Aquascape invented the low-maintenance, naturally balanced ecosystem pond that is the # 1 contractor-installed water garden. The St. Charles, Illinois headquarters, dubbed “Aqualand,” received Silver Level recognition in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating system. Aquascape’s mission is to help our customers succeed at building, selling, and retailing water garden products. Aquascape and its vast network of Authorized AquascapePRO™ Distributors sell exclusively to contractors and retailers. Founded in 1991, Aquascape made the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies four years in a row. In 2005, founder and CEO Greg Wittstock was named one of America’s Best Bosses by FORTUNE Small Business Magazine and Winning Workplaces™.
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