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FEMP06 Managing Water Assessment in Federal Facilities

Format On Demand: Online
Offered by National Institute of Building Sciences
Category Water efficiency

Focused on managing the Water Assessment process in Federal facilities, this course assists the Federal Energy and Facility Managerto comply with executive orders and legislative mandates and meet the requirements of Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. This course provides details on a five-step process for conducting, or managing the conduct of, a comprehensive water assessment including developing a water balance, conducting a walkthrough survey, developing water conservation measures and long-range plans for water efficiency. This course focuses on key applications in the Federal sector, incorporating best practices andpractical advice from experts in Federal water assessments. Water efficient technologies are discussed, as are models and templatesfor contracting for water assessment services.


  • planning and/or managing a water assessment at a Federal site;
  • developing a water balance based on knowledge of thewater distribution system for the facility and using available information such as utility bills and metered data;
  • planningand/or managing walk-through surveys that address building plumbing fixtures, laboratory equipment, cooling towers, and irrigation;
  • developing a plan for improving water efficiency using the water balance and the walk-through survey findings;
  • identifying water efficient technologies and assessing the economics of each technology so implementation of the technologies can be prioritized; and
  • learning the basic components of contracting comprehensive water assessments through private water management firms.
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CE Hours 3.5
AIA/CES (LU) 3.5