The innovative rainwater reuse system that HIGHMARK installed in Etsy’s brand-new global headquarters was featured in several top media outlets, including The Huffington Post, Fast Company’s CO.EXIST, The Real Deal, Observer and Inhabitat NYC. The rainwater reuse system, which was developed by HIGHMARK and manufactured by Aquanomix, utilizes a customizable engineered platform that includes all necessary mechanical equipment, sensors, water treatment and controls to not only make rainwater fit for reuse but to also intelligently control stormwater.
The system works by collecting rainwater from the roof and storing it in a large tank inside the Etsy headquarters. The tank is connected to a state-of-the-art irrigation apparatus that’s able to provide water to the hundreds of indoor and outdoor plants located throughout the building, including on the roof deck. This process also helps reduce runoff and flooding in the neighborhood, and ensures that water is consumed in the most environmentally responsible manner possible.
The full articles featuring Etsy’s innovative rainwater reuse system can be seen below:
- The Huffington Post: Etsy Is Helping Redefine What Green Buildings Look Like
- Fast Company’s CO.EXIST: Etsy's New Ultra-Sustainable Headquarters Is Filled With Local, Handmade Furniture
- The Real Deal: Etsy just moved into an office that’s nearly twice as big as its old one — and the perks are incredible
- Observer: Etsy’s CEO Challenges the Tech Sector to Grow Up
- Inhabitat NYC: Etsy’s new Brooklyn headquarters is a green oasis filled with vertical gardens and sustainable features