Comstock's magazine 0618 - June 2018 - Page 65

Sustainability features make use of the natural re- sources through passive strategies, as well as active systems for environmental controls and water manage- ment. With a built-in snow-melt system, the roof holds snow all season long and melts it in the spring, captur- ing the water in an enlarged gutter that wraps around the roof and transports it to a cistern. The treated wa- ter is used in toilets and to irrigate landscaped areas. Laminated solar panels on the roof supply most of the facility’s peak energy load. The project was completed in 2012. June 2018 | 71