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Every Drop Counts: Applying Water Efficiency Strategies

GBCI: 0920004783

Evaluate water efficiency strategies for flush and flow fixtures, identify uses for nonpotable water, and address optimal operation of process systems including cooling towers.
Eligible for 1 CE HOUR.
  • 1 CE

  • LEED Green Associate
  • LU/HSW

Rating system: v4

Published on: July 21, 2015

Average: 4 (125 votes)


With our world facing unprecedented water scarcity and supply issues, designers and influencers are prioritizing water conserving strategies. In this one-hour course, the participant will discover how to reign in building water use by increasing efficiency and reducing potable water consumption. We address water consumed by fixtures, fittings, appliances, equipment, and processes including cooling towers. Perform water use calculations, and apply these strategies to achieve points in LEED.

As part of this course, review the LEED Terminology Guide in the Additional Resources section on the right.

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  1. Describe the physical limits on the availability of water for human use.
  2. Calculate the baseline and design cases for indoor water use.
  3. List strategies to reduce total use and potable use of water.
  4. Assess cooling tower use, and identify how to calculate the optimal number of cycles.
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InfoSpec, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
United States
GreenCE, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
United States


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