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Best of Greenbuild Webcast: The Future of Designing with Water: A Practice Guide to Onsite Water Reuse

  • March 15, 2017
  • 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
  • At Your Desk via GoToWebinar


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Water is a finite resource. And yet almost all architects and engineers fail to consider water reuse in the design, construction and operations of our buildings and neighborhoods. This session will provide the AEC Industry and the Real Estate Community an overview of the new “Design Practitioner’s Guide to Integrating Water Reuse into the Building Design Process.” The Guide is an objective, comprehensive and credible cross-industry practice manual with supporting infographics that will clearly explain, in non-technical language, emerging systems technologies, implementation approaches/concerns, easy-to-reference case studies, and outreach/education program ideas for water reuse. This discussion will also include a short summary of WaterBuild, the 2016 Greenbuild Expo preconference all-day Forum 

In covering the Guide’s contents, this session will enable participants to better understand the benefits of conserving potable water resources from the building project to district scales; barriers and opportunities and the connection between water use and energy. We will review how to create a water budget; and how to select and operate water reuse systems, as well as some of their pros and cons. 

This session will focus on strategies project leaders can adopt to better support the case for building water reuse, especially when it comes to eliminating the “yuck” factor. 

Panelists will offer a ‘sneak peak’ of the Guide and use case studies to demonstrate the elements of effective design and communication strategies to achieve the desired outcome, and engage participants to share their war stories in the world of water reuse. 


  • Communicate why all types of water should be considered as a valuable resource
  • Learn strategies to integrate water reuse into the building design process
  • Describe the variety of systems and technologies on the market and their pros/cons
  • Understand what the water-energy nexus really means and our role as designers in the water cycle.


Bill Worthen, FAIA, LEED Fellow, GPR -- Founding Principal, Urban Fabrick, Inc., San Francisco

Joel Cesare, LEED AP BD+C, MESM, LFA -- Sustainable Building Advisor, City of Santa Monica Office of Sustainability and the Environment, Santa Monica, California

Katy Lackey, Dual-MA -- Research Manager, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF), Washington, District Of Columbia

Alice Sung, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C, GPR, ISSP-SA -- Principal, Greenbank Associates, California


  • 1 GBCI LEED Specific BD+C
  • 1 AIA LU/HSW
  • 1 BOMI CPD


Many thanks to USGBC Northeast Florida Region volunteers for hosting this webcast!


PLEASE NOTE: There is a two step process to this registration.  You will receive an email after this (check your junk and clutter mail if you don't receive something) that will have an email with a URL inside the body that you will need to click on and add your name and email to obtain a unique access link directly from GoToWebinar before your registration is complete.  To recap, register now, open email from customercare@gotowebinar.com and click on link, add your name and email, and get final email with direct login url for webcast.


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