FEMP06 Managing Water Assessment in Federal Facilities

Course ID: FEMP06
Duration: 3.5 hours
AIA Continuing Education logo Learning Units: 3.5 LU
Prerequisites: None
HSW: Yes
USGBC Education Provider USGBC GBCI: Yes
GBCI Hour: 3.5 CE
Level: 200
Category: Water Efficiency
Federal Energy Management Program IACET CEUs: 0.40 CEU
Level: 201

Focused on managing the Water Assessment process in Federal facilities, this course assists the Federal Energy and Facility Manager to comply with executive orders and legislative mandates and meet the requirements of Section 432 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. This course provides details on a five-step process for conducting, or managing the conduct of, a comprehensive water assessment including developing a water balance, conducting a walkthrough survey, developing water conservation measures and long-range plans for water efficiency. This course focuses on key applications in the Federal sector, incorporating best practices and practical advice from experts in Federal water assessments. Water efficient technologies are discussed, as are models and templates for contracting for water assessment services.

The instructor for this course is Kate McMordie Stoughton, CEM, LEED AP at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). She is a water efficiency engineer with PNNL where she develops and instructs water resource management workshops, develops strategic plans for water management at Federal sites, and assists with Federal policy guidance. Ms. McMordie Stoughton holds a B.S. in civil engineering from the University of Colorado and is a Certified Energy Manager and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course you will learn to manage the process for conducting a water assessment in a Federal building including:

  • planning and/or managing a water assessment at a Federal site;
  • developing a water balance based on knowledge of the water distribution system for the facility and using available information such as utility bills and metered data;
  • planning and/or managing walk-through surveys that address building plumbing fixtures, laboratory equipment, cooling towers, and irrigation;
  • developing a plan for improving water efficiency using the water balance and the walk-through survey findings;
  • identifying water efficient technologies and assessing the economics of each technology so implementation of the technologies can be prioritized;
  • learning the basic components of contracting comprehensive water assessments through private water management firms.

NOTE: On March 19, 2015, President Obama signed Executive Order 13693: Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade. E.O. 13693 supersedes E.O. 13423 and E.O. 13514 in authority.

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