Water conservation is another key project component. We designed an industrial-sized rainwater harvest system projected to capture 10 to 12 million gallons of rainwater per year from 7 acres of roof, reducing the facility’s demand for process water by approximately 15 percent. We also employed an energy-efficient, cascading water management system that appropriates water to areas of the facility according to the quality of water needed for different processes. This innovative system serves as a model for minimizing the need for clean water sources, while maximizing the recycling of water within a facility and reducing the need for wastewater treatment and disposal.
We were also responsible for the design and construction of the tipping floor, air pollution control, ash handling and maintenance/warehouse buildings. Included in the construction of those buildings was enhanced architectural treatment, fire protection, utilities, electrical, structural, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing services.