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The Original Rainwater Pillow Selected as 2014 Best of Building Award Recipient by USGBC Members

Thursday, September 18, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Melonie Walter
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September 17, 2014


For Immediate Release
Cecie Harrington
Rainwater Collection Solutions, Inc

The inaugural "people's choice" awards recognize the year's best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact on green building

Alpharetta, GA - (Sept. 17, 2014) - The Original Rainwater Pillow by Rainwater Collection Solutions, Inc is pleased to announce that it received the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Best of Building award for Best Product for Water Efficiency.

 "We are very excited that the USGBC members have recognized rainwater harvesting as a proven technology to reduce the demand on the municipal water supply. Harvesting rainwater not only increases the quantity of available water but also protects water quality by controlling storm water runoff. " said Jim Harrington, founder and inventor of The Original Rainwater Pillow system.

The Best of Building Awards celebrates the year's best products, projects, organizations and individuals making an impact on green building. Nominees and winners were selected by the members of USGBC, a vibrant and diverse community of nearly 13,000 of the worlds leading organizations invested in sustainability.

"USGBC's membership represents a diverse community of leaders that have made significant contributions to the advancement of green building" said Mahesh Ramanujam, chief operating officer, USGBC. "We congratulate The Original Rainwater Pillow, as these peer-chosen awards reflect new and innovative achievements that are to be commended".

The Original Rainwater Pillow is an innovative rainwater and storm water harvesting system designed to be stored in wasted space (no excavation or visible tank). Custom size pillows are manufactured to site specific dimensions up to 200,000 gallons.The complete rainwater harvesting kit includes filters, pump, pillow, and fittings for potable and non-potable applications.

There are 30, peer-selected awardees selected for 48 individual categories in the competition. Awardees were selected based on their region, size, and area of specialization and are designed to showcase the most progressive, innovative organizations in the fields of green architecture, landscape, engineering, interior design and manufacturing. A full list of winners can be viewed at

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