Helen Morgan

LEED Gold Advanced Water Purification Facility Makes Water Treatment Classy in California

by , 12/10/13

Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF), Mainstreet Architects, Miguel E. Cabezas Ntwali Migabo, LEED gold, sustainable design, green design, green energy, solar energy, water reuse, water treatment

The Groundwater Recovery Enhancement and Treatment Program (or GREAT) provides 25 million gallons of reclaimed water to the Oxnard each day. This water is processed through various on-site facilities and includes a groundwater protection system, where reclaimed water is injected into the groundwater basin to inhibit seawater intrusion.

The studio incorporated a host of sustainable elements such as photovoltaic panels and passive and active day lighting controls, as well as various water conservation techniques.

Helping to bring in visitors to the site, an education building serves as a Science Center to teach the public about the waste water treatment processes, while bridges improve access across the wetlands, allowing visitors to get an up-close look at how the facility functions.

+ Mainstreet Architects

Via ArchDaily

Images via Miguel E. Cabezas Ntwali Migabo

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