• Rainwater Court

Mahiga, Kenya

The Rainwater Court in Mahiga Kenya does not have a rating from an agency but encompasses the spirit of sustainability in a way that few projects do. The full-court basketball court integrates rainwater collection into the roof system and UV purification systems with solar panels for the water system and night lighting in areas without electricity. The hallmark of the project is the 90,000 liters of purified water that it produces which allows the women of Mahiga to redirect their time spent hauling clean water to the the pursuit of an education and thus fostering the notion of LEED community connectivity. The project’s leader and founder was Turk Pipkin of the Nobelity Project. It received funding from Nike’s Game Changers and construction was directed by Architecture for Humanity.