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Water Auditing 101 - Introduction to Water Auditing
Presenter: Troy Aichele, LEED AP (O+M)
Reduce your water waste and cost! Join Troy Aichele, LEED AP (O+M) of Aichele and Associates LLC for Water Auditing 101 (the first module in the Water Auditing Master Series) to explore the key attributes, uses, and efficiency/cost opportunities of water audits. In this online training webinar, Aichele leads a discussion of what a water audit includes, who performs the audit, where and when they should and can be performed, and the opportunities that exist in performing a water audit. Join us and gain an understanding of the potential savings possible, rebates available, and how quickly this unobtrusive work can be implemented from audit to installation to optimize your water use and minimize your cost.
“The next World War will be over water” – Ismail Serageldin
While Ismail Serageldin’s quote may seem unbelievable to some, others may consider this only a problem existing (or developing) outside of the United States. Unfortunately, this is not true. According to the U.S. Government, 36 U.S. states are already facing water shortages or will be facing water shortages within the next few years. And, this is not just a rural problem. Some of the biggest cities currently running out of water include Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, San Antonio, San Francisco Bay Area, Atlanta, and Orlando, just to name a few.
America has a problem. Water auditing can help.
Join Aichele for an introduction to water auditing’s features, uses, potential savings and rebates, and how quickly this unobtrusive work can be implemented from audit to installation...all through saving water and with relatively minimal investment. With utility rates skyrocketing, public awareness of water scarcity and sustainability, and cost-effective, reliable, water efficient products on the market for all fixtures and equipment, every facility is a new opportunity for water auditing.
How to Conduct a Water Audit and Avoid the Pitfalls
Presenter: Troy Aichele, LEED AP (O+M)
Avoid the water auditing pitfalls! Join Troy Aichele, LEED AP (O+M) of Aichele and Associates LLC for How to Conduct a Water Audit and Avoid the Pitfalls (for the second module in our Water Auditing Masters Series) to learn the step-by-step process of performing a water audit; the key information, tools, equipment, rebates, and typical pitfalls in performing successful audits; and learn how to use a custom plumbing fixture water audit spreadsheet. Learn how to successfully conduct your own water audit and avoid common water auditing pitfalls to ensure your audit goes smoothly.
"When the well's dry, we know the worth of water" - Benjamin Franklin
According to the United Nations, water use has grown at more than twice the rate of population increase in the last century. By 2025, an estimated 1.8 billion people will live in areas plagued by water scarcity, with two-thirds of the world's population living in water-stressed regions as a result of use, growth, and climate change. We have a water problem. Water auditing can help.
Join Aichele for a discussion of the step-by-step process of successfully performing your own water audit, including: the key information necessary to perform water audits; the building fixtures, equipment, and systems to examine in a water audit; and the tools needed to successfully complete the water audit. Within this discussion, Aichele discusses the common pitfalls in water auditing and how to avoid these. Additionally, this webinar addresses how and where to find rebates in your area, and how to use a custom plumbing fixture water audit spreadsheet.
How to Calculate Water Audit Payback Periods and Write Water Audit Reports
Presenter: Troy Aichele, LEED AP (O+M)
Maximize your payback! Join Troy Aichele, LEED AP (O+M) of Aichele and Associates LLC for How to Calculate Water Audit Payback Periods and Write Audit Reports (the third module in our Water Auditing Masters Series), addressing the most essential skill in water auditing: how to calculate payback period and incorporate it effectively in your water audit report. Within this discussion, Aichele explores how to calculate water audit improvement periods using a custom-built payback spreadsheet calculator; how to calculate use rates; how to incorporate savings, rebates and utility increases into your payback calculations; and how to write a water audit report letter incorporating water audit results and payback periods.
According to USAID, one-third of the population of the earth estimated to face severe or chronic water shortages by the year 2025. And if the old adage is true - “water flows uphill toward money” (Annonymous, American West) - we all have a water problem. Water auditing can help.
Join Aichele for a discussion of how to calculate water audit payback periods, including: improvement payback periods (using a custom-built payback spreadsheet calculator) and calculated use rates for fixtures, equipment, and systems. Additionally, Aichele discusses how to incorporate your hot water fuel savings, maintenance avoidance, rebates, and utility cost increases, as well as your water and sewer savings, into your payback calculations. Finally, we discuss step-by-step how to write a water audit report, and incorporate your water audit findings and payback periods.
Grow Green and Save Blue - Optimizing Outdoor Water Conservation
Presenter: Judith Benson
Water conservation can be a challenge, and just the concept of conservation can strike fear into the hearts of those preferring lush green landscapes over rocks, cacti, and synthetics. If you are considering an outdoor program in your area or are dealing with similar challenges, join EPA WaterSense 2010 Irrigation Partner of the Year, Judith Benson, to explore water conservation methods and irrigation system efficiency techniques.
Join Benson to find out what others have in their water conservation toolbox as we review successful water efficiency programs nation-wide. Through discussion, gain insight into program development, site assessment, and monitoring data, plus tips for picking the best management practices in your area. We’ll also discuss recommendations for implementing an outdoor plan and explore ways to take advantage of utility programs.
Our goal is to provide you with useful information in implementing an outdoor water conservation program or expanding offerings to your region. Outdoor water use can be complicated. We’ll share insights into current technology and management of these systems that can provide relatively immediate relief in lowering outdoor water consumption.
Beyond the Drip - Improving Indoor Water Efficiency, Planning, and Implementation
Presenters: Paul W. Lander, ASLA, LEED A.P. & Troy Aichele, LEED AP (O+M)
While saving water outdoors may be easy to spot (e.g., water running down the sidewalk), indoor savings are often less obvious. While less obvious, with the right knowledge and tools, indoor water savings can be easy to identify (and just as valuable to your pocketbook).
Join industry experts Paul Lander, Ph.D., ASLA, LEED AP and Troy Aichele, LEED AP (O+M) to explore the key elements, variables, and the importance of indoor water conservation and savings within your conservation plan, as well as how to develop, implement, monitor, and maintain an effective indoor water savings plan. Additionally, learn the step-by-step process to perform a water audit, calculate your payback period, and select replacement fixtures, as well as how to develop and manage your maintenance plan to maximize your ROI short and long-term.
Paul Lander will open our discussion with an exploration of the concepts behind indoor water conservation, the difference between appropriate water use and water waste, and the connection between the water savings and energy savings. Building on this foundation, Troy Aichele will lead you through his personalized step-by-step process of how to perform a water audit, including contacting the customer, auditing a facility or residence, the tools required, the associated rebates, and most importantly how to calculate your payback period. We will also discuss how to pick appropriate replacement fixtures and appliances to maximize ROI, and gain an understanding of Watersense labels—where they come from, how they are obtained and what they mean to you. Finally, as monitoring and maintenance are essential to the success of upgrades, Paul Lander will discuss how to develop, implement, monitor, and maintain your new indoor water conservation plan so that your water efficiency efforts are maximized and calculated payback periods achieved (or surpassed!).
Water Conservation and Asset Management - Opportunities for Synergy
Presenter: Lois Ann Sorensen, MBA
Create synergy between your asset management and conservation program, conserve water, and cut costs! Join Lois Ann Sorensen, MBA, to explore how to assess the assets within your water system, identify potential opportunities, and design a strategy to not only maintain optimal efficiency, but fit within your budget. Discussion will cover apparent and real water losses, management of nonrevenue authorized consumption, and budget/payment strategies (e.g., capital expenses as investments, ROI, water conservation rates, etc.).
Are you taking advantage of the opportunities that exist between water conservation and asset management? Water conservation specialists should be familiar with asset management. And, asset management specialists should be familiar with water conservation. These two professional disciplines have multiple opportunities for synergy within a water utility and among utility-related organizations in the private and public sectors.
This online training webinar addresses how to explore your assets, identify potential opportunities, and design a strategy for optimal efficiency and cost. After an overview of asset management and its conservation-related concepts, participants will learn about three prime opportunities to effectively implement “supply-side” water conservation.
Introduction to Urban Water Systems
Presenter: Paul W. Lander, ASLA, LEED A.P.
Essential for modern life, water in the urban environment requires integrated systems to handle, treat, and engage water in a way that satisfies both natural and human requirements. Explore the curious and complex mixture of nature-driven and man-made needs, issues and systems of the urban environment. Join Dr. Paul W. Lander, ASLA, LEED A.P., in a discussion of the terminology, issues and systems involved in modern urban water systems management.
This course offers participants an introduction to the variables going on “behind the scenes” in modern cities and urban environments. With this knowledge as a baseline, we will look at a few examples of increased integration of natural and human systems that better serve the needs of both.
The course will introduce the built elements of urban water (reservoirs, treatment, distribution, end users) and the interaction with and impact on natural water systems (water cycle, watersheds, surface & groundwater).
Introduction to Water Conservation
Presenter: Paul W. Lander, ASLA, LEED A.P.
Explore today’s water conservation elements and issues with Paul W. Lander, PhD, ASLA, LEED AP, including: common program and plan elements, issues and design, and water conservation’s role in modern urban water system management. This course offers a focused discussion on demand management by looking at the current state of professional programs, plans, and projects designed to conserve water and increase the efficiency of use.
Urban water systems today across the US are under ever-growing demands from population growth, water quality standards, and customer expectations. In this course, we will survey the state of the practice in urban water conservation, looking at:
- Plans- the tool for determining baseline conditions, goals, and outcomes.
- Programs- the full suite of elements water professionals invoke to address the specific concerns of their conditions as outline in the Plan.
- Projects- the implementation of specific activities designed to increase the efficiency of use within a specific sector, industry, or end-use.
Get Smart About Smart Irrigation
Presenter: Judith Benson
During the last decade, the irrigation industry has flooded the market with advanced technology curbing outdoor water consumption and offering substantial savings. Are you caught up with the latest and greatest?
Join Judith Benson, EPA WaterSense 2010 Irrigation Partner of the Year, to explore the concepts, components, and controllers behind SMART Irrigation, and learn how these advanced controls and water saving components can improve your organization’s water-energy efficiency, landscaping and public spaces, and savings.
In this online training webinar, you’ll learn the ins and outs of controllers and grab a glimpse into other water-saving components including available technologies, use in residential and commercial markets, cost, and return on investment. We’ll discuss independent testing results from across the nation and major regions, as well as the implementation and maintenance Best Management Practices leading to reduced water consumption, increased savings, and greener, lusher landscapes.
For those of you considering a rebate or renovation program in your area, we will also review successful rebate programs currently offered by purveyors and municipalities. Join Benson to find out what’s being done, what you may need to know to implement a program, and what the anticipated costs and resource savings are that can be gained. Additionally, we’ll discuss how to identify and locate qualified contractors to assist you, your organization, and community.
Advanced technologies can be complicated. Get Smart about SMART Irrigation will flatten the learning curve and prepare your community to begin soaking up the savings in outdoor water use!
Enforcing Irrigation Restrictions
Presenters: Stacie Greco, M.S. & Tatiana Borisova, Ph.D.
When it comes to the public, communicating and enforcing irrigation restrictions can be tricky.
Join Stacie Greco and Dr. Tatiana Borisova to explore how to effectively design, implement, and evaluate your public irrigation restriction enforcement program…and avoid the enforcement pitfalls.
In this online training webinar, we'll take a look at the best practices and lessons learned from the design and rollout of Alachua County, Florida's public irrigation inspection program. Within this discussion, we'll outline the elements and best practices of a successful irrigation restriction and enforcement program, and how to implement these in your program's design, implementation, and evaluation. We'll take a look at several tools for achieving your water conservation goals, as well as data collection and analysis methods, and different approaches to educating citizens regarding your program's restrictions and achieving the desired public behaviors.
Join us to learn what it really takes to enforce your irrigation restrictions.
Implementing an Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) Managed Solution
Presenters: Morrice Blackwell & Jason Wilson
Sponsored by: Badger Meter
Responding to growing data and customer expectations, water utilities are increasingly turning to smart technologies – like Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA) – to more efficiently measure, monitor, and analyze their water resources and data.
Join Morrice Blackwell and Jason Wilson for a webinar exploring Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA), its structure and benefits, real-world case studies and results, and how you can implement AMA as a managed solution at your utility to increase efficiency, improve customer service, and maximize profit.
In this online training webinar, we'll take a look at Advanced Metering Analytics (AMA), its key components, business model, and utility applications. We'll cover the ins and outs of what a managed solution deployment involves, the learned best practices, and how it benefits a utility's operations. We'll then hear first-hand how Salisbury-Rowan Utilities justified and implemented an AMA as a managed solution, and how they have successfully integrated it throughout their organization. Within this discussion, we'll explore how Salisbury-Rowan Utilities used their AMA managed solution to minimize deployment scope and system maintenance, allow rapid response to customer inquiries and quick resolution to billing issues, diminish non-revenue water while increasing conservation efforts, and maximize operational efficiencies and profit. Finally, we'll close out our session with a live Q&A with both speakers.
* Presentations are scheduled for approximately one hour with a 15-20 minute question and answer session to follow. Presentation may exceed scheduled time.
* Each state and certification agency has different requirements; it is your responsibility to know what they are. Note that 1 PDH = 0.1 CEU.
* Purchase of this course allows you one year access to the presentation(s) from the order date.