PROJECT DETAILS

Location

Atherton, California

Client

Sacred Heart Schools

Design Partners

WRNS Studio

Size

9 Acres

Status

Completed 2012

Certifications

LEED Platinum

Living Building Challenge (LBC)

Water Petal Certified

Net Zero Water

Net Zero Energy

About this Project

Sherwood joined the design team to take over Civil Engineering for the Saint Joseph campus of Sacred Heart Schools to design and implement a holistic site-wide sustainable approach to the 9-acre campus. The conventional stormwater management plans, featuring large detention basins, were replaced with LID techniques which emphasized dispersed and localized facilities, such as rain gardens and planters, to treat and manage runoff at its source. Extensive paved areas, such as the parking lot and building courts, were redesigned to employ pervious concrete or pervious pavers. Pushing the design further, Sherwood developed and incorporated systems for water reuse; collecting and treating rainwater from roofs and graywater from sinks before distributing it to site-wide irrigation and building demand. In addition to full construction documentation, Sherwood authored an extensive water reuse plan for the school’s Net Zero Water library, which is LBC Water Petal Certified.

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