As part of a major expansion project, Fulton Bank wanted to promote water reuse at its new 120,000-SF, eight-story headquarters building in downtown Lancaster. The project looked to maximize the capture of stormwater, minimize the quantity of potable water required for occupancy, and reduce site runoff and wastewater discharge.
RETTEW conducted a water reuse study that evaluated potential applications, capital and operating cost impacts, and quantification of benefits at the site. We reviewed three options for reusing stormwater and wastewater. The selected alternative involves the capture, reuse, and treatment of stormwater from the project and subsequent distribution within the structure for urinal, toilet, and HVAC use. RETTEW provided a detailed review of the proposed improvements for consistency with local and national water reuse efforts, and we identified significant cost areas and potential alternative construction techniques that could reduce the overall project cost. This study contributed to the overall project’s LEED strategies and dovetailed with the City of Lancaster’s Green Infrastructure Plan and initiatives.