The New School

New York

74%

Potable Water Reduction

89%

Reduction in Wastewater Discharge

40,000

Gallons Per Day Produced

Challenge

Many communities worldwide are approaching, or have already reached, the limits of their available water supplies. Water demand exceeds sustainable supply in many areas and the current practices of diversion, consumption, use and disposal are depletive and destructive. The New School University adopted a “water fit for purpose” strategy to address this challenge where all sources of water were considered and all opportunities to reduce water use were identified.

Highlights

  • One of the 1st buildings approved to use reuse water for laundry
  • Small WWTP footprint contributes to maximizing open space
  • Design-build-operate delivery minimizes owner’s risk exposure

Solution