Renzo Piano Coral Reef Window

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Renzo Piano Coral Reef Window

By absorbing rainwater, the new Academy's living roof will prevent up to 3.6 million gallons of runoff from carrying pollutants into the ecosystem each year (about 98% of all storm water).Reclaimed water from the City of San Francisco will be used to flush the toilets, reducing the use of potable water for wastewater conveyance by 90%.Due to both low-flow fixtures and the use of reclaimed water, overall potable water use will be 30% less than baseline.Saltwater for the aquarium will be piped in from the Pacific Ocean, minimizing the use of potable water for aquarium systems. Nitrate wastes will be purified with natural systems, ensuring that aquarium water can be recycled.