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Figure 13: Water Collection at Frick Chemistry Laboratory

Rainwater collection at Frick Chemistry Laboratory
This drawing of the Frick Chemistry Laboratory shows how rainwater is collected on the roof of the building, and condensate is collected from mechanical systems in the "penthouse." The water is stored underground in a 12,000-gallon cistern, and is treated and reused for toilet flushing through high-efficiency, automatic flush valves. Date on stormwater and condensate collection and usage is then analyzed and fed to a video display in the atrium, along with data on photovoltaic panel production and fume hood energy consumption.