Net Zero Water for Buildings and Sites is a cutting-edge professional development opportunity for those who are serious about pushing the boundaries of green buildings and sustainable water use. This ten hour course provides detailed technical information on water management systems that allow designers to engineer buildings with the goal of achieving independence from municipal infrastructure, through a combination of rainfall harvesting, aggressive conservation, onsite treatment, storage and water recycling. The result of over 5 years of research and development, the course curriculum addresses the next frontier in green building and resilience. Very few buildings around the world have managed to achieve net zero water use, yet it remains a critical response to growing water scarcity in many regions, and a basic requirement of the Living Building Challenge.
Net Zero Water for Buildings & Sites Includes:
Net Zero Water for Buildings & Sites Overview
Module 1 | Introduction to Net Zero Water and the Integrated Water Cycle
Module 2 | Water Harvesting and Treatment Approaches
Module 3 | Water Harvesting System Design and Installation
Module 4 | Pre-Treatment and Cistern System Maintenance
Module 5 | Water Quality and Treatment Approaches – Part 1
Module 6 | Water Quality and Treatment Approaches – Part 2
Module 7 | High-Efficiency Distribution and End-Use – Part 1
Module 8 | High-Efficiency Distribution and End-Use – Part 2
Continuing Education Credits
This course is approved for 10 Continuing Education Credit for GRPs.
"This was a very in-depth course that provided a comprehensive understanding of water harvesting and conservation principles, with many resources for use in future applications."
- Richard Hammond, Cornerstone Architecture
"We have supported this educational program since its inception because we believe that it’s the best educational program to provide detailed training and knowledge in this field. The course manuals are top notch."
- Warren Gorowitz, Vice President of Sustainability, Ewing Irrigation
Jeffrey Bruce, FASLA, LEED, ASIC, GRP, is owner of Jeffrey L. Bruce & Company (JBC), a national landscape architectural firm. Founded in 1986, JBC provides highly specialized technical support to many of the nation’s leading architectural and landscape architectural firms on a wide variety of project profiles including engineered soils, green roof technologies, urban agronomy, performance sports turf, and irrigation engineering. Jeffrey has received over 60 separate design and leadership awards and his firm's projects have been published 85 times. He is licensed to practice in 20 states and is a board member of the American Society of Irrigation Consultants and Green Roofs for Healthy