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Nutrient Neworks team members Conor and Ben are back from New Zealand where they were installing composting toilets for Camp Glenorchy, a Living Building Challenge project.

Glenorchy is a small town of about 300 people in the southwestern region of the south island. The small, quaint town is situated at the northern end of Lake Wakatipu, where pristine waters of the Dart and Rees Rivers flow down from mountain headwaters and the Earnslaw Glacier. The town sits between the towering Richardson and Humbolt mountains.

Camp Glenorchy is New Zealand’s first Net Zero Energy accommodations, providing lodging and gathering space for visitors and adventure seekers. Conor and Ben installed a total of 14 composting toilet units throughout the campus, which consists of 7 guest cabins, an amenities building, a community building, and a maintenance facility. Site-wide use of composting toilets allowed for constructed wetlands to be integrated into the landscape for greywater treatment. Finished compost will be utilized on site to build soils and nourish native plants.