Reviewing the Owner’s Commitment to Water Conservation
and Applicable Codes and Standards
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

   Project success is determined by matching owner commitment
      to conservation practices

   Measuring water use and related costs    

   Educating consumers on benefits of water conservation cost
      savings and “soft” benefits

   Local limits/guidelines on water use

    Energy conservation benefits of water conservation

   LEED and other sustainable certification systems treatmen
      of water conservation measures

   Attaining net-zero water use

Assessing the Building Site
Thursday, April 23, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00 PM CDT

   Building type, function and occupancy

   Assessing site hydrology, pre-development and post-development use

   Calculating anticipated use of potable and non-potable water

   Demonstrating water savings and calculating related benefits

Conservng and Reducing Water Use
Friday, April 24, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT

   Conserving water in mechanical system

      • Cooling systems

       • Steam systems

   Reducing water use by building occupants

      • Limiting use of potable water for non-potable uses

       • Using water-conserving faucets, toilets and urinals

       • Implementing water controls at the system level

Onsite Water Recycling and Minimizing Water Use
Friday, April 24, 2020, 1:30 – 3:30 PM CDT

   Recycling water onsite and using free water

      • Reusing greywater

       • Harvesting and using rainwater

    Minimizing water use for landscaping

       • Working toward zero-use of potable water

       • Using native and drought-tolerant plantings

      • Using water-conserving irrigation strategies

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     6.5 PDHs

     6.5 HSW CE Hours

     6.5 LU|HSW

Continuing Education Credit Information

These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for engineer, architect and/or landscape architect continuing education credit in most states. Course participants need to be aware of any state continuing education restrictions/limitations on distant learning. See each webinar listing for offered credits.

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Chris Maxwell-gaines

Innovative Water Solutions, LLC, Austin
Mr. Maxwell-Gaines received a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering specializing in water and wastewater from Texas A&M University in College Station. After college, he and his wife joined the U.S. Peace Corps and accepted volunteer positions in Suriname, South America. They were assigned to the remote village of Godo Olo which is located in the Amazon rainforest, deep in the interior of Suriname. They helped the village implement a water well project, provided after-school tutoring, and provided business training for the villagers. They spent 27 months serving in the Peace Corps. After returning to Austin in 2002, Mr. Maxwell-Gaines worked at a civil engineering firm that provided a breadth of project experience ranging from TMDL computer modeling projects for impaired streams in Texas, to subdivision design, to water and wastewater treatment plant design. He became a licensed engineer in 2007. In 2004, Mr. Maxwell-Gaines started Innovative Water Solutions LLC. IWS is a design/build water conservation company that focuses on the nexus of stormwater management and water conservation. The company designs and installs rainwater/stormwater collection systems, stormwater management systems including green infrastructure, and graywater reuse systems, as well as efficient irrigation systems and water conservative landscaping for residential and commercial projects. To date, IWS has installed over 8,000,000 gallons of rainwater storage capacity across the state of Texas. Mr. Maxwell-Gaines has designed water conservation systems and green infrastructure projects for numerous institutions including: Texas A&M University; The University of Texas at Austin; City of Austin; Texas Department of Transportation; Texas Parks and Wildlife; numerous Independent School Districts (Austin, Dripping Springs, Wimberley Hays CISD); Atmos Energy; CubeSmart; Denton County, Texas; City of New Braunfels; San Jacinto River Authority; and SeaWorld.

There are 4 Courses in This Seminar

Assessing the Building Site

Assessing the Building Site

April 23, 2020 Webinar Chris Maxwell-gaines
Conserving and Reducing Water Use

Conserving and Reducing Water Use

April 24, 2020 Webinar Chris Maxwell-gaines
Onsite Water Recycling and Minimizing Water Use

Onsite Water Recycling and Minimizing Water Use

April 24, 2020 Webinar Chris Maxwell-gaines