Water Conservation Webinar Series
Evaluating the Owner’s Commitment to Water Conservation
and Applicable Codes and Standards
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 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 treatment
of water conservation measures
Attaining net-zero water use
Assessing the Building Site
Thursday, June 13, 2019, 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
Conserving and Reducing Water Use
Friday, June 14, 2019, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM CDT
Conserving water in mechanical systems
• 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, June 14, 2019, 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
Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.
Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.
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6.5 HSW CE Hours
Continuing Education Credit Information
These live, interactive webinars are designed to qualify for continuing education credit for professional engineers and architects (HSW) in most states. Course participants need to be aware of any licensing restrictions on online learning to fulfill their continuing education requirements. See each webinar listing for the number of credits available.
HalfMoon Education Inc. is registered as a continuing education provider by the American Institute of Architects (No. J885). HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects.
This Industrial Stormwater series is approved by the Landscape Architecture Continuing Education System for 5.0 HSW PDHs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance can be reported to the LA/CES.
Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events. Certificates of completion will be provided upon successful completion of the quiz at the end of each webinar, and earned LUs will be reported to the AIA/CES.
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.