Road to Net Zero Water: Alternate Sources for Irrigation
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Thursday, June 16, 2022
2:00 – 4:00 pm CDT
Gary J. Lai PLA, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C, ILFI LBC Ambassador, USGBC-LA Board
Evaluating available alternate resources in terms of cost and level of difficulty
• Stormwater (capture and reuse)
• Recycled wastewater
• Municipal recycled water (purple pipe)
• On site sources (wells)
Net zero water concepts
• Santa Monica City Hall East (net zero water building)
• Magic Johnson Park (stormwater recycling)
• Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi (greywater/condensate)
Strategies beyond active piped irrigation systems
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Gary J. Lai PLA ASLA LEED AP BD+C ILFI LBC Ambassador USGBC-LA Board
Gary J. Lai PLA, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C, ILFI LBC Ambassador, USGBC-LA Board is a thought leader in sustainability, resiliency and conservation with over thirty years’ experience in landscape architectural design and planning. In addition to his extensive expertise in sustainable design and water issues, Mr. Lai’s facilitation and communication skills enable him to focus and maximize the creative energies of project collaborators toward innovative, yet practical solutions. His commitment to environmental advocacy is reflected in his teaching and speaking engagements, as well as his active involvement in the Los Angeles professional sustainability community. Mr. Lai is currently a Landscape Architecture Practice Builder for Kimley-Horn in Los Angeles, California.
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Course Title: Road to Net Zero Water: Alternate Sources for Irrigation
Delivery Method: Live Online
Course Description: This two-hour course discusses the concepts of net zero water, informs and instructs design professional on capturing, recycling, and reusing alternate sources of water for irrigation, and examines these strategies in practice.
Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to describe methods of capturing stormwater and how to reuse it.
Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to utilize alternate sources of water that can be recycled and reused, such as greywater/condensate, municipal recycled water, wastewater, etc.
Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to identify on-site sources of water and how and when to best utilize them.
Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to discuss net zero water concepts.
Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to analyze a net zero water building (the Santa Monica City Hall East), an application of stormwater recycling used in Magic Johnson Park, and greywater/condensate recycling and reuse strategies of the Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.
Learning Objective 6:
Learners will be able to explore irrigation strategies beyond piped irrigation systems.
LUs: 2.0 LU Type: LU|HSWs.
Advance Preparation: None
Program Level: Intermediate
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