Alternate Water Re-use: Flattening the Learning Curve
|Format||On Demand: Online|
|Offered by||Green Building Research Institute (GBRI)|
In addition to using water more judiciously, we also need to consider alternative sources of water. Not all water needs to be freshwater from a tap. As global climate change causes changing precipitation patterns and increased drought conditions throughout the world, there will be growing reliance on non-potable or treated waste water to meet certain water needs. Complicating the topic are the varying U.S. laws and regulations concerning re-use or recycling of alternative water sources.
This course is intended to help students better understand and analyze the fundamental reclaimed and re-use concepts, design, construction, and operation strategies; challenges involved in implementing the strategies; codes and policies regulating use of reclaimed water; and costs associated with implementing alternate water reuse methods. A lot can be learned about successful implementation by reviewing real-world sustainability and LEED projects. This course also reviews how LEED v4 addresses water re-use and looks at point distribution and documentation procedures. In addition, the course looks into the future of alternate water use.
1.Understand and analyze various alternate water reuse methods, strategies and technologies
2. Analyze the effectiveness of these strategies through case studies
3. Identify the cost of technologies
4. Learn design steps and calculations involved
5. Analyze LEED v4's say on water reuse