Case Studies


The distinctive red cedar clad tank of the CHRIS Kids’ rainwater harvesting system is a visual reminder of their commitment to sustainability.

San Francisco Pier 27

On San Francisco’s celebrated waterfront, Pier 27 now has a new role. On it is the new, ultra-modern landmark: the James R. Herman cruise ship terminal.


With its widespread influence, the company knew that its new headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia had to lead by example with respect to environmental responsibility and education.

Sam’s Club 8209

This Sam’s club location captures, collects and uses most of the rainwater runoff which is used to supply drip irrigation and cooling mechanical equipment.

NC Arboretum

In partnership with the NC Arboretum and NC Cooperative Extension Service, BRAE provided the system design and rainwater technologies used to reduce rooftop runoff in the new Bonsai exhibit.

Lowe’s Store #0031

Facing a 30 day deadline to limit store water use or risk losing municipal water for the store, Lowe’s selected a BRAE rain harvesting system to help reduce garden center water demand.

Lowe’s Store #2650

To protect against lost plant stock revenues in their garden center during water restrictions, Lowe’s selected a BRAE system as a back-up water supply for meeting garden center water demands.

City of Kinston

In partnership with NC Cooperative Extension, a 5,600 gallons cistern was installed to collect rainwater from 4,500 SF of roof area.

Atlanta Public Safety Annex

The primary goal of the building retrofit was to implement a condensate recovery and rainwater collection system capable of flushing toilets and helping the project achieve LEED Gold.

Studio 804

Professor Dan Rockhill and 23 students in the graduate design/build program, Studio 804, began designing the University of Kansas' new Center for Design Research.

Cox Mill High School

With increasing developmental pressures on community water supplies, Cox Mill becomes the first high school in the county school system to utilize rainwater for irrigating the Horticulture Lab greenhouse.

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