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Water Wise Homes Conference

Build It Green

Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM (PST)

Water Wise Homes Conference

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The member ticket price is available for individuals who donate to Build It Green. Learn more about membership at www.builditgreen.org/member-benefits/
Ended $25.00 $2.37
Non-Member Ended $35.00 $2.92

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Learn new technologies, techniques, and strategies to save water in the homes we design, build, and remodel. Join Build It Green, your peers, and leading experts to help fight California’s drought!

What You’ll Learn...

We all want our residential projects to save more water, but keeping up with the latest practices and policies can be challenging. In its latest conference, Build It Green delivers advanced solutions to help building professionals like you overcome water conservation barriers.

  • Landscape design and strategy: Learn your options for replacing lawns with solutions across the landscaping spectrum, from native plants to xeriscape, with a look at water usage and project costs for each. Explore design how-to’s and common mistakes.


  • Behavior and Water System Design: Learn about new technologies that automate water conservation in modern bathrooms and help overcome wasteful behaviors.


  • Water-Energy Nexus: Optimizing and designing home water systems to save both energy and water, including structured plumbing, recirculation strategies, fixture and appliance selection, and troubleshooting issues.


  • Gray Water and Rain Water Reuse: A review of low-cost to more advanced systems, how to balance source and sink, and a case study of a Passivhaus home that utilized laundry-to-landscape strategies and rainwater capture.


  • GreenPoint Rated and Water Conservation: A panel of experts will discuss design/code challenges for gray water and the role of GreenPoint Rated Version 6.0 in water conservation. Hear perspectives and share your opinions on installation, design, and policy.

Speakers Include...

  • Max Gomberg, Climate Change Advisor, State Water Resources Control Board
  • Sarah Sutton, ASLA, LEED AP, BFQP, Principal at PlaceWorks
  • Troy Sherman, Product Developer, VP of Products and Marketing at Evolve Technologies LLC
  • Ann Edminster, M.Arch., LEED AP, Founder and Managing Principal at Design AVEnues LLC
  • Gary Klein, Managing Partner at Aim4Sustainability and President at Gary Klein & Associates
  • Babak Tondre, Owner & CoFounder at DIG Cooperative
  • Chie Kawahara, Midori Haus
  • Amy Dryden, Senior Program Manager at Build It Green
  • Geoffrey Holton, LEED AP, Principal at Geoffrey Holton and Associates
  • Michael McCutcheon, Founder at McCutcheon Construction
  • Charles Bohlig, Supervisor of Water Conservation, East Bay Municipal Utility District
  • Kevin Leichner, Associate Director of Real Estate Development, Eden Housing

Event Schedule 

8:00 – 8:30am Registration
8:30 – 9:00am Welcoming Remarks, Build It Green
9:00 – 10:00am Keynote Address, Max Gomberg
10:00 – 10:15am Break
10:15 – 11:15am Session A, Ann Edminster & Gary Klein (Water-Energy Nexus)
10:15 – 11:15am Session B, Sarah Sutton (Water-Saving Landscape Design)
11:15 – 12:15pm Session C, Troy Sherman (Behavior & Technology)
11:15 – 12:15pm Session D, Babak Tondre & Chie Kawahara (Water Reuse)
12:15 – 1:15pm Lunch & Book Signing by Sarah Sutton
1:15 – 2:30pm Panel Discussion, Amy Dryden, Geoffrey Holton, Kevin Leichner, Charles Bolig, Michael McCutcheon (Water Reuse Code & Design)

Thank You to Our Sponsor

And Our Promotional Partners...
Water Wise

* California consumers are not obligated to purchase any full fee service or other service not funded by this Program.This Program is funded by California utility ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. To register without paying the event fee, contact the Education Dept. at training@builditgreen.org or 510-590-3360 ext 603.

Have questions about Water Wise Homes Conference? Contact Build It Green

When & Where

The David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94704

Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM (PST)

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Build It Green

Build It Green is a membership supported non-profit organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient homes in California.

Established in 2003, we offer a comprehensive package of local government support, professional training, collaboration forums, consumer education, and green product marketing to a range of stakeholders.

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