In response to the historic mandatory restrictions on potable water use enacted by the California State Water Resources Control Board, the nonprofit Green Technology initiative is presenting seminars throughout the state for utility and construction industry professionals.
Reducing Potable Water Use: Understanding Opportunities in Recent Plumbing Code Changes will explore how changes to the California Plumbing code can help to reduce potable water use. The new codes open the door to establishing standards and guidelines for greywater systems, on-site water recycling and rainwater catchment systems.
Low-flow fixtures and other common water-saving measures cannot reduce water consumption enough to meet the required reductions. This five-hour seminar will introduce building owners and water utility employees to the non-potable water strategies that will take conservation programs to the next level.
Featured speaker Greg Mahoney has more than 25 years of experience in building code enforcement, and is currently the chief building official for the city of Davis, California. In addition to being a certified combination inspector and plans examiner, he is a certified building official, certified access specialist, Leadership Energy Efficient Design accredited professional, Building Performance Institute building analyst and certified Home Energy Rating System rater.
Get an in-depth look at the code specifications and learn how to successfully navigate the design, permitting and inspection process. Mahoney will also cover emergency water conservation regulations found in CALGreen that were approved May 29 and went into effect June 1.
Facility managers and design and construction professionals who attend can earn five continuing education units, or CEUs, from the American Institute of Architects. Sessions will also offer renewal points for Build it Green (one credit per hour) and Construction Management Association of America (one per hour).
To make it easier for busy professionals to attend the seminar, Green Technology is presenting it at five different locations in California:
- July 17 – San Jose
- Aug. 14 – Sacramento
- Aug. 28 – San Diego
- Sept. 11 – Orange County
- Sept. 25 – South San Francisco
The $265 registration fee includes lunch, and discounts are available for groups of four or more. Please call 626-577-5700 if you have any questions.
Source: Green Technology, 6/17/15