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MWELO Training Workshop

GBCI: 0920012827

This is an in-depth workshop focusing on design strategies for meeting the state's new water-efficient landscape standard MWELO. Changes to WELO include: New compost and mulch requirements: At least 4 cubic yards of compost per 1,000 sq. ft. must be incorporated into the soil, unless contraindicated by a soil analysis. At least 3 inches of mulch must be applied to all exposed soil surfaces in planting areas. Lower landscape size threshold: The ordinance applies to new landscape projects of 500 sq. ft. or more (the previous threshold was 2,500 sq. ft.), and to landscape renovation projects of 2,500 sq. ft. or more. Reduced water allowance: The water budget changed from .70 reference evapotranspiration (ET) to .55 reference ET for residential landscapes and .45 reference ET for nonresidential landscapes. New graywater section: The ordinance encourages use of graywater for irrigation. The workshop will include specific exercises for landcape contactors, building inspectors and landscape architects/designers on water budgets and design.
Eligible for 9 CE HOURS.
  • 9 CE

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This is an in-depth workshop focusing on design strategies for meeting the state's new water-efficient landscape standard MWELO. Changes to WELO include:
New compost and mulch requirements: At least 4 cubic yards of compost per 1,000 sq. ft. must be incorporated into the soil, unless contraindicated by a soil analysis. At least 3 inches of mulch must be applied to all exposed soil surfaces in planting areas.
Lower landscape size threshold: The ordinance applies to new landscape projects of 500 sq. ft. or more (the previous threshold was 2,500 sq. ft.), and to landscape renovation projects of 2,500 sq. ft. or more.
Reduced water allowance: The water budget changed from .70 reference evapotranspiration (ET) to .55 reference ET for residential landscapes and .45 reference ET for nonresidential landscapes.
New graywater section: The ordinance encourages use of graywater for irrigation.
The workshop will include specific exercises for landcape contactors, building inspectors and landscape architects/designers on water budgets and design.

Objectives

  1. Determine when MWELO applies and what approach to take
  2. Understand the requirements of MWELO
  3. Learn how to make a water budget
  4. Be able to create a plant design that matches the water budget
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USGBC Redwood Empire
Santa Rosa, CA
United States

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