Is Seattle Making Progress on Stormwater Solutions?

Space_Needle_Mount_Ranier_Seattle_Washington_USAIs Seattle Making Progress on Stormwater Solutions?

With all of the new construction taking place in the Seattle area, many commercial projects have stepped up to the plate and have adopted rainwater collection in their building’s designs to address stormwater solutions.

Below are photos of some of the commercial projects RainBank Rainwater Systems has been involved with over the last few years. Congratulations to all the engineering firms, general contractors, designers, and owners of these buildings for being on the leading edge of conservation, sustainability, and stormwater mitigation.

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ARCSA Professional Development for Rainwater Harvesting Professionals – February 2015

Color PencilsRainBank is ARCSA’s Northwest Regional Representative and will share and promote ARCSA’s mission to promote sustainable rainwater harvesting practices to help solve potable, non-potable, stormwater and energy challenges throughout the world.

Here are some upcoming ARCSA education opportunities that would benefit rainwater harvesting industry professionals at varying levels of professional development.  Subscribe to RainBank’s blog (check box below) to receive more notifications, or subscribe directly to ARCSA’s newsletter.

  • Urban Soil Water Summit
    2/24/2015 » 2/25/2015
    Location: Los Angeles, California    Time: 7:30 am pst to 7:30 pm pst This is a member only event, please click for more info about ARCSA membership

“Color Pencils Isolated On White Background” courtesy of cbenjasuwan /

Resilience in Green Building: Seattle Area Educational Meeting

Storm In The MountainsIf you want to learn more about rainwater collection in the Seattle area from an American Rainwater Catchment Association (ARCSA) Accredited Professional, join Ken Blair, president of RainBank Rainwater Systems and the Northwest EcoBuilding Guild for an educational meeting, Resilience in Green Building, on Wednesday, January 28th at the Phinney Neighborhood Center from 6:30 – 9:00 pm PT.

Ken has been a leader in rainwater collection since 2005 and is a lifetime member of ARCSA, an ARCSA Accredited Professional, ARCSA’s NW Regional Representative, advisor to the ARCSA education committee, guest speaker at the 2011 & 2014 ARCSA conference, as well as the founder of RainBank Rainwater Systems and co-founder of Bank on Rain, a non-profit organization bringing grass root solutions for clean drinking water to remote villages in Africa.

The Northwest EcoBuilding Guild is a 501(c)(3) community of builders, designers, suppliers, homeowners, and partners concerned with ecological building in the Pacific Northwest. The Guild empowers people through education to transform the built environment for long term sustainability. The guild’s mission is to support through education, the progressive work of its members in the Pacific Northwest in order to improve the relationship between communities and the built environment.

Founded in 1993 by a small group of professionals already incorporating green building ideas into their practices, the Guild was formed in order to network, learn and exchange ideas related to specific areas of expertise. The Guild has seven chapters serving the diverse bioregions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia. It provides open-source educational materials to the construction industry and the general public in order to encourage building practices that dramatically reduce carbon emissions, are self-sustaining, contribute to local economies, and create optimal conditions for human health and community.

Within the Guild community there is a strong emphasis on thought-leadership, community, integrity, sustainability, innovation, education and fun. These values are the foundation for all Guild programs, and are carried forward by the Guild Chapters and members alike.

The event is free for Guild members; a $10 donation is suggested for non-members. Space is limited so please RSVP. For more information about the program on January 28th, or to make a reservation, please click here.

“A Storm In The Mountains” courtesy of Christian Meyn /