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Course Description: AEC Daily: Water Conservation: Initiatives and Standards 1909
Water is one of our most valuable resources, yet many states suffer water shortages due to preventable problems such as overuse and leakages. This course discusses the increased need for water conservation and examines the requirements in CALGreen and the LEED® v4.1, Green Globes®, and BREEAM In-Use green building rating systems. The EPA’s WaterSense® initiative is also discussed, along with case studies explaining the benefits of concealed toilet systems and their contribution to water conservation.
Identify the economic and environmental impacts of water conservation.
Summarize the water-efficiency requirements of LEED, Green Globes, and BREEAM In-Use.
Discuss the standards set by the California Green Building Standards Code (CALGreen).
Explain the EPA’s WaterSense initiative, including the certification process, requirements, and programs.
Describe how WaterSense fixtures can help architects’ projects achieve water efficiency.