Rainwater Collection and Reduced Water Use

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All rainwater from the roofs of the buildings is collected and stored in an underground cistern for use in the garden space. Rainwater storage and the reliance on native species for site landscaping helps achieve the goal of using no potable water for irrigation.

The East College Street Project employs various strategies to reduce aggregate water consumption by 30%. This includes low flow fixtures in the kitchens and bathrooms. Additionally, by incorporating drought resistant, native species in the landscaping we are able to eliminate any use of potable water for irrigation.