RainBank Rainwater Systems was pleased to work with 2020 Engineering and Jason McLennan on Heron Hall’s rainwater collection system.
While we at RainBank design our systems to be sustainable with no change to the customer’s lifestyle, we recognize that conservation is the key to water demands throughout the world.
Heron Hall exemplifies the concept of sustainable living and conservation of all resources and is a testament to the passion of change in order to use less in order to gain more for all. Please take the time to read through Jason’s article and find yourself inspired as well.
Seattle based RainBank Rainwater Systems is a proud participant in the construction of the greenest residence in the country.
Heron Hall, designed by Jason McLennan, included rainwater collection as its sole source of water for his residence.
RainBank Rainwater systems installed a 15,000 gallon Contain Water Tank, along with filtration and ultra violet disinfection for potable household use. Much of the vetting of materials were already part of RainBank’s design theory and were easily appointed for this project.
“Tracy and Jason F. McLennan discovered their front door in a corner at Earthwise Architectural Salvage in Seattle. Before serving as a department-store display, it was hand-carved in Afghanistan. “People were a little shorter then,” says Jason. “I’m 6-2. I had to build a pedestal for it.” Eventually, that pedestal will hold a quote: “All that can save us is a sustained awakening of the human heart.” (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)”
RainBank Rainwater Systems is pleased to be part of this worthy educational project.
Click here to read more about the resources used, as published in the Seattle Times.
We first announced RainBank’s involvement in Heron Hall almost two years ago. Project founder and homeowner Jason McLennan is considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today.
Heron Hall is a Benchmark for Future Generations
Planning has come to fruition and the challenge of building Heron Hall, Jason McLennan’s leading edge green project and Living Building home on Bainbridge Island, WA is in full swing.
Read more about Jason and the project below:
RainBank Rainwater Collection Systems principal Ken Blair is pleased to be a member of the Engineering and Consultant Team for Jason McLennan’s Heron Hall, a living building home McLennan is the CEO of the International Living Future Institute, a non profit organization behind the world’s most progressive and stringent green building guidance system. He is the creator of the Living Building Challenge and heads Cascadia Green Building Council, the Pacific Northwest chapter for the US Green Building Council and the Canada Green Building Council.
Jason speaks about the living building challenge:
McLennan states, “it’s not enough for architects, construction companies, and real estate management companies to focus on reducing their environmental impact. The time is right to be far more ambitious, think instead about recharging and replenishing our planet“, explains Jason.
Click here to read about Heron Hall.
As the world seeks workable answers to sustainable building practices, Heron Hall will be a benchmark for this and future generations to follow.