gord@rainwaterBC.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
At Eco-Sense we go further than connecting the dots… we connect the drops. Rainwater BC (by Eco-Sense) – is the rainwater harvesting design and install section of our multifaceted business. We design and install harvesting systems, filtration, living roofs, swales, raingardens and well-water storage cisterns and compost toilets on Southern Vancouver Island.
In simple terms our goals are to help you harvest rain water in one form or another, to either collect it, or to “slow it down, spread it out and sink it in” to the landscape, or conserve water usage in general. Every project is unique.
Gord and Ann Baird are the co-creators of the award winning Eco-Sense home, a Living Building Challenge petal recognized project. A quick internet search and you’ll quickly learn we are highly recognized for successes in “all things sustainable” involving water, energy systems and food systems – we specialize in integrating regenerative systems.
Rainwater is integral to all regenerative systems – whether it is tied to food, fire security, storm water control, micro-climate creation, or emergency water source. Designs and installs can be as simple as collection and storage for irrigation or potable usage, or more complexly integrated with raingardens, living roofs, swales, and fruit & nut orchards.
Bio – Experience
Gord Baird is the co-creator of Eco-Sense, located in Victoria, BC. Over 13 years ago he left the business world and set out to build a sustainable home and lifestyle with his new wife Ann, and over that time has become a well versed generalist in regenerative systems integrating Solar PV, solar thermal, mechanical, rain water, grey water, living roofs, food forest nursery and green building through hands on experience, scientific research, and policy work. Gord and Ann walk the talk of a regenerative life style, and work to use their success and failures to inspire others. Recent works, other than becoming an elected municipal councillor for the District of Highlands this year, are the recent works to write the new regulations and guidelines for the BC Ministry of Health for Greywater and Composting toilets. Gord is an ARCSA Accredited Proffessional, and sits as a Water Commissioner on both the CRD Regional Water Supply, and Juan de Fuca (JDF) Water Supply.
- Rain Water Harvesting
- Water Budget analysis
- Pumps (AC and DC)
- Filtration systems (Ceramic, UV)
- Living roofs
- Landscape systems
- Composting toilets design and installs