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Green building feature of the day: rainwater harvesting

8,300 gallon water reclamation tank

In designing and building green spaces, rainwater is considered an asset. Water reclamation tanks are like rain barrels on a larger scale and allow for the storage of rainwater. Rainwater can then be used for landscaping, toilet flushing and other non-potable (non-drinking) purposes.

Water from impervious surfaces, like the roof of a building, can be harvested

The featured picture shows the water reclamation tank at Posty Card‘s LEED Platinum Certified building at 1600 Olive Street, Kansas City, where Greenability shares space. In our efforts to help Kansas City live well by living green, Greenability will profile green features of the building.

Piping drains roof water to the reclamation tank

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