KENDALL LIBRARY & COMMUNITY CENTER
42,600 GALLONS OF SUBSURFACE RAINWATER RETENTION HARVESTING FOR GARDEN IRRIGATION
282,400 GALLONS OF SUBSURFACE RAINWATER DETENTION ALLOWS FOR MORE EFFICIENT SITE UTILIZATION
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Kendall Library + Community Center is Houston's first combined public library and community center. The diverse stakeholders included The City of Houston, Houston Public Library, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, The Energy Corridor District, neighborhood residents, and library patrons. E+A identified shared needs and elements among the stakeholders and used this data to find usage overlaps and amplify efficiencies, ultimately leading to more mileage for fewer square feet of construction. Beneath the parking lot is the City of Houston's first rainwater harvesting system. 42,600 gallons of rainfall are reclaimed and used to irrigate the project's native and adapted landscape while reducing the volume and rate of storm water runoff.