T03-S04 Net-Zero Water - Pathways and Processes for Success  

Education Type: 
Live On-Site
1.5 hours
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM (ET)

Cincinnati, OH

0.2 CEU

Net-zero buildings, including net-water utilization, are an important target of both federal and private building owners in the United States. The 2020 Energy Policy Act includes new water-specific language for the National Energy Conservation Policy Act (NDAA) and applies to all federal buildings and properties. The 2022 NDAA sets the specific goal of at least 10% of major military installations achieving energy net-zero and water net-zero by FY 2035. This session will discuss specific strategies and technologies to support the successful achievement of these federal net-zero water goals.


Bob Salvatelli, Director, Water Origination, NextEra

Greta Zornes, Practice Leader - Municipal Reuse and Industrial Treatment, CDM Smith

Christine Ploschke, Water Resilience Program Director for the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Army for Energy and Sustainability, Army

Carmen Cejudo, Research Engineer, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session attendees will:

  • Identify basic net-zero water concepts;
  • Recognize how campus decarbonization planning will lead to progress toward the goals of E.O. 14057 and its draft Implementing Guidance;
  • Identify potential options to obtain net-zero water use;
  • Recognize the U.S. Army's net-zero water initiative; and
  • Identify potential challenges to net-zero water use.
Federal Agencies and Facility Criteria: