Innovative rainwater harvesting and reuse serves as a focal point for the performance of the facility as well as contributing to the school’s curriculum. With a recent major renovation of the building, two large cisterns to hold water above ground were put in place and a plumbing system installed, saving approximately 40,000 gallons of indoor water use per year for toilet flushing. Students can monitor and measure how much rainwater is collected. The roof is designed to funnel water into two concrete pools that is used to water a school garden. The school set a precedent and has contributed to public awareness of the benefits of high-performance healthy school buildings and a shift in perception both within the community and the Clarke County School District.