Grundfos Headquarters - North America
- Category: Commercial
- Organization Location: Brookshire, Texas; Waller County
- Activity: Utilizes collected rainwater for the cooling tower, all flush fixtures, the courtyard water fountain, and pumps and equipment used in a flexible exhibition area.
Grundfos Headquarters’ rainwater harvesting system has reduced potable water consumption by more than 86 percent annually, and the entire project has received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) platinum certification and exemplary performance for water conservation. The project harvests and treats rainwater onsite, collecting from two buildings and the courtyard area of the main office building totaling 31,730 square-feet. Water is stored in two 50,000-gallon underground storage tanks before being distributed to the utility building where it is processed through the Grundfos AQ-Pure water treatment system, the first of its kind in the United States. Based on the capture area and annual average rainfall, the project team anticipates the system will collect approximately 873,183 gallons of rainwater annually.