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Water Wise Homes Conference

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November 6, 2014, 8:00am – 2:30pm PST
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
Sponsored by Build It Green & Pacific Gas & Electric Learn new technologies, techniques, and strategies to save water in the homes we design, build, and remodel. Join Build It Green, your peers, and leading experts to help fight California’s drought! What You’ll Learn… We all want our residential projects to save more water, but keeping up with the latest practices and policies can be challenging. In its latest conference, Build It Green delivers advanced solutions to help building professionals like you overcome water conservation barriers. Landscape design and strategy: Learn your options for replacing lawns with solutions across the landscaping spectrum, from native plants to xeriscape, with a look at water usage and project costs for each. Explore design how-to’s and common mistakes. Behavior and Water System Design: Learn about new technologies that automate water conservation in modern bathrooms and help overcome wasteful behaviors. Water-Energy Nexus: Optimizing and designing home water systems to save both energy and water, including structured plumbing, recirculation strategies, fixture and appliance selection, and troubleshooting issues. Gray Water and Rain Water Reuse: A review of low-cost to more advanced systems, how to balance source and sink, and a case study of a Passivhaus home that utilized laundry-to-landscape strategies and rainwater capture. GreenPoint Rated and Water Conservation: A panel of experts will discuss design/code challenges for gray water and the role of GreenPoint Rated Version 6.0 in water conservation. Hear perspectives and share your opinions on installation, design, and policy. Speakers Include… Max Gomberg, Climate Change Advisor, State Water Resources Control Board Sarah Sutton, ASLA, LEED AP, BFQP, Principal at PlaceWorks Troy Sherman, VP of Products & Marketing at Evolve Technologies LLC Ann Edminster, M.Arch., LEED AP, Founder & Managing Principal at Design AVEnues LLC Gary Klein, Managing Partner at Aim4Sustainability & President at Gary Klein & Assoc. Babak Tondre, Owner & CoFounder at DIG Cooperative Chie Kawahara, Principal at Midori Haus Amy Dryden, Senior Program Manager at Build It Green Geoffrey Holton, LEED AP, Principal at Geoffrey Holton and Associates Michael McCutcheon, Founder at McCutcheon Construction Charles Bohlig, Supervisor of Water Conservation, East Bay Municipal Utility District Kevin Leichner, Associate Director of Real Estate Development, Eden Housing Event Schedule 8:00 – 8:30am Registration 8:30 – 9:00am Build It Green, Welcoming Remarks 9:00 – 10:00am Keynote Address 10:00 – 10:15am Break 10:15 – 11:15am Session A 10:15 – 11:15am Session B 11:15 – 12:15pm Session C 11:15 – 12:15pm Session D 12:15 – 1:15pm Lunch & Book Signing by Sarah Sutton 1:15 – 2:30pm Panel Discussion & Closing
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This forum provides you with resources about home renovation, improvement, makeover and repair topics such as air condition, bathroom design, construction, drainage, driveway paving, drought tolerant landscape, drought tolerant plants, finding contractors, flooring, furnace, home design, home insulation, home performance, hot water heater, kitchen remodel, landscape planning, mold removal, plumbing, rain water collection, retrofit, roof tiles, saving water, solar hot water, water conservation, window replacement, and many others. While we focus on issues in California, particularly in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, Hillsdale, Los Gatos, Moraga, Pleasanton, Redwood City, Sacramento, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, Walnut Creek, most information is applicable in all parts of USA as well as the rest of the world.