A Deep Dive into Water Efficiency: Developing Water Conservation Strategies for All Types of Buildings
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Wednesday, September 21, 2022
1:00 – 3:00 pm CDT
Taking a holistic approach to water conservation
Perform a water audit
Choosing water-conserving faucets, toilets and urinals
Implement a maintenance program
Limiting use of potable water for non-potable use
Conserving water in mechanical systems
Implementing water monitoring at the system level
Modifying behavior to conserve water
The unseen issues of water conservation
Implementing water-conserving irrigation and stormwater strategies
Using native and drought-tolerant plants
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2.0 HSW CE Hours
2.0 AIA LU|HSW
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Chair of the Ocmulgee Basin Advisory Committee of the Metro North Georgia Water Planning District
After 20 years in photography creating art, selling and installing professional photography equipment, Mr. Williams decided to change careers and make the world a better place by becoming a LEED accredited professional through the US Green Building Council in 2006. LEED introduced him to water issues. Then there was drought. From a love of rivers and appreciation of water, he decided to focus on rainwater harvesting and water efficiency as Georgia entered its worst drought in its history from 2006 – 2009. In 2007, Mr. Williams started designing and installing rain harvesting systems. In 2008, he became an American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association accredited professional, ARCSA AP, and is currently a regional representative. In 2012, Mr. Williams began auditing commercial, institutional and multifamily buildings’ water use and providing solutions to reduce water use primarily through fixture upgrades. He spent the next several years auditing commercial, institutional and multifamily buildings as part of his job in sales and account management working for several different companies. In 2013, he landed the contract for fixture upgrades for the Bank of America Plaza’s LEED Silver Certification, reducing water by 57 percent, receiving all seven points and saving 2,669,360 gallons per year. The project won the USGBC’s Ebie award for water efficiency and the Atlanta Metro Chamber’s E3 award for water. The USGBC – GA Chrysalis award as well as Atlanta Better Building Challenge awards. In 2019, Mr. Williams started representing Sustainable Water’s WaterHub water recycling system that uses eco-engineering processes to clean wastewater for non-potable needs. Sustainable Water brought the WaterHub to Emory University, recycling more than 400,000 gallons daily. Currently, he is designing and installing rainwater systems in Georgia and helping others use water more efficiently through water audits, billing assessments and fixture recommendations. Mr. Williams is chair of the Ocmulgee Basin Advisory Committee of the Metro North Georgia Water Planning District and has been active since 2007. He still creates art through his photography.
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Course Title: A Deep Dive into Water Efficiency: Developing Water Conservation Strategies for All Types of Buildings
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This two-hour course demonstrates the importance of, and strategies related to, water conservation in buildings. The course identifies water-conserving systems and behaviors, explains the implementation of a maintenance program, demonstrates water monitoring at the system level, and explores water-conserving irrigation and stormwater strategies.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to understand the water needs and efficiency of a building through the performance of a water audit.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to review and select appropriate water-conserving faucets, toilets and other systems.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to understand the importance of limiting use of potable water for non-potable use.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to implement a maintenance program, perform water monitoring at a system level, and discuss behavioral strategies to conserve water.
Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to discuss the unseen issues of water conservation, implement water-conserving irrigation and stormwater strategies, and utilize native and drought-tolerant plants.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Prerequisites: Familiarity with plumbing systems
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
Course Expiration Date: 07/06/2025
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