Project: Sausalito Green House




Sausalito Green House

Location: Sausalito, California

Sherwood Design Engineers collaborated with 450 Architects and the City of Sausalito to deliver the first permitted rainwater harvesting system in California for residential interior use. A copper roof collects the rainwater and feeds it into an underground cistern. From there, the water is filtered and delivered to the washing machine and landscape irrigation system. At various points within the system, steps are taken to protect water quality to meet environmental and health standards, and local regulations. In the process of executing the client’s dream, Sherwood paved the way for other California property owners to adopt this important environmentally friendly practice.