2016 Guiding Principle III, Protect and Conserve Water  

Education Type: 
1 Hour


AIA Learning Units: 
1.0 LU | HSW
0.1 CEU

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This course, 2016 Guiding Principles for Existing Sustainable Federal Buildings, Guiding Principle III,
Protect and Conserve Water, provides strategies for meeting requirements and documenting recommended evidence of compliance for the updated 2016 Guiding Principle III.

The course offers updated requirements, strategies, and tools for meeting and documenting compliance with updated Guiding Principle III metrics in areas related water efficiency, documentation for indoor, outdoor, and process water-use reduction, and water efficient products.


Michael Myers, LEED AP, Allegheny Science & Technology   

Michael Myers has been at the forefront of energy efficiency and sustainability for nearly 30 years. As a nationally known consultant from Austin, TX, Mr. Myers has developed energy efficiency programs for utilities, municipalities, and businesses. He has served as the Senior Sustainability Manager for Lockheed Martin Corporation's Energy and Environmental Services, Program Manager for the U.S. Department of Energy's Existing Buildings Energy Efficiency Research Program, and Energy Services Manager for the City of Austin, where he led the creation of the city's nationally acclaimed Green Building Program.

Nicolas Baker, LEED AP, Federal Energy Management Program, U.S. Department of Energy   

Nicolas Baker is the program manager for the FEMP Sustainability and Climate Adaptation programs, as well as the Legislative Coordination program at the U.S. Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The FEMP Sustainability and Climate Adaptation programs provide strategies, training, best practices, and technical assistance to help Federal Agencies meet their sustainability goals and better adapt to climate change. For over 14 years, Mr. Baker has been involved in multiple aspects of sustainability from environmental science to civil engineering, green architecture policy consulting, and climate change mitigation. While at FEMP, he has managed multiple projects dealing with training and implementation of energy/water management, green building design, and climate change resiliency requirements throughout the Federal Government. Mr. Baker holds an MS in Global Environmental Policy from American University and a BS in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Learning Objectives

This course will cover:

  • Updated metric requirements, recommended evidence of compliance, and related resources for meeting Guiding Principle III;
  • Identifying and implementing sustainable operations and maintenance practices in the areas of water efficiency and conservation and environmental quality;
  • Strategies that minimize indoor water use and waste using water-efficient products, water waters, optimized cooling tower operations and eliminated single pass cooling;
  • Strategies for reducing outdoor water use through water efficient landscaping and options for implementing cost effective methods that utilize alternative sources of water; and
  • Requirements and best practices for reducing stormwater runoff and discharges of polluted water offsite.