Sherwood, working with our partners EHDD, Stantec and Oliver and Co. (who took the photo to the left), recently installed a 15,000 gallon cistern at Marin Country Day School. This cistern will be collecting around 16,000 square feet of rainwater from the roofs of a new art classroom and Learning Resource Center.
The project is also targeting LEED Platinum status which will be achieved in part by the stormwater quantity and quality benefits as well as water conservation. These new buildings are targeting zero energy use in which the cistern will play an important role. The water stored in the cistern, along with a cooling tower, will be used for mechanical heating and cooling exchange. The associated water conservation points will be achieved utilizing the captured rainwater through internal toilet use.