Why Live Green?
The Center's Green Features
What's Up With the Solar Panels?
LEED Gold Certification
How It Works
When stormwater passes through porous concrete, micro-organisms filter out pollutants like oil, fertilizer and silt before it enters waterways like nearby Longfellow Creek or Puget Sound.
The “stormwater” term encompasses not only storms, but any water that drains untreated through the man-made drainage system, be it drizzle or water from a hose. The High Point Center stormwater and landscape features conserve water, prevent flooding, reduce toxins in waterways and invigorate habitat for birds and people.
Did You Know?
- The High Point Center uses low-flow irrigation nozzles outside. By reducing flow and extending time between waterings, the soil is able to absorb water better, thus saving overall use.
- A weather station sits on the roof and prevents the irrigation system from activating during rain or wind.
Be mindful of what you pour or wash into the gutter. Keep the storm drain free of leaves and other debris.