Getting LEED Water Efficient Landscaping Credit

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Date May 14, 2015
Time 12:30 PM EDT
Cost Free
Special Guest Speaker: Michael Wymant, North American Director of Energy and Sustainability, Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a set of rating systems for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of green buildings, homes and neighborhoods. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED is intended to help building owners and operators be environmentally responsible and use resources efficiently when compared to conventional buildings simply built to code. Many federal, state, and local governments and school districts require or reward LEED certification. In this webinar we’ll review the LEED Water Efficient Landscaping (WE) credit and provide information on demonstrating proof of reductions through implementing the ETwater smart irrigation system to obtain LEED certification.

Outdoor water use makes up one-third of residential water use, or approximately 9 billion gallons of water per day according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). About 50% of this water is wasted because of inefficient watering methods and irrigation systems. LEED certification includes credit for Water Efficient Landscaping that implements smart irrigation resulting in proof of reduction in outdoor potable water consumption. Do you have a landscape project you are considering for LEED certification? Are you interested in generally learning more about the LEED Water Efficiency (WE) standard? Whether you’re a landscape architect, developer, corporate sustainability officer, or home owner concerned about the environment who wants to be more knowledgeable about green alternatives, this webinar will help you understand how smart irrigation will automate, calculate and monitor your “Total Potable Water Applied” and increasing water savings annually.

Special Guest Speaker:
Michael Wymant is the North American Director of Energy and Sustainability with Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions. He is a LEED AP+ in Operation and Maintenance and Building Design & Construction who has overseen the certification of over 100+ LEED projects. Michael works with a team of facility managers, project managers and engineers to optimize buildings and challenges with energy, water and waste for a variety of finance, telecom and government facilities in the US and Canada. He’s been a faculty member of the Canada Green Building Council since 2007 and has instructed over 3000 students regarding the LEED rating system. Michael currently sits on the Board of the Toronto Chapter of the CaGBC and holds a Masters certificate from Northwestern University in Real Estate Law and a Master’s in Environment and Business from the University of Waterloo.

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