The Bertschi School, Living Science Building designed by KMD Architects is located in Capitol Hill, United States. The building collects rainwater and distributes it through an exposed river and a series of pipes in the classroom for educational purposes. The water is collected in separate potable and irrigation cisterns. From there, it can be treated through filters and ultraviolet light to potable standards.
All grey water produced in the building will be treated on site through an interior green wall of tropical plants. Black water is handled through a composting toilet. No storm or waste water is piped to the city sewer. Outside, a raingarden handles stormwater and an ethnobotanical garden provides food and a variety of natural materials for a wide range of curriculum.