04 Apr '16, 3pm

One of the world's greenest buildings 14 feet above sea level prepares for climate change

To help with its zero waste objective, the building is equipped with composting toilets and even urine is collected and turned into green fertilizer that is then sold at local nurseries. The center is also the first commercial building in the U.S. to be granted a special permit that allows for the collection and reuse of rainwater for all of its water needs, including drinking water . The system uses large cisterns to collect rainwater, which is then treated to meet safety standards set by EPA’s Safe Water Drinking Act as well as local safety standards.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/one-of-the-worlds-greenest-buildings...

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