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Presenter: Steve Williams

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Seminar Location: Online

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Webinar instructions will be emailed before the date of the webinar.
Log into Webinar:                9:30 - 10:00 am
Morning Session:                10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Break:                                 12:00 - 12:30 pm
Afternoon Session:             12:30 - 2:30 pm

Commitment to Water Conservation and Water Resource Assessment

   Taking a holistic approach to water conservation
   Benefits of water conservation
      Energy benefits 
      Water benefits
   Regulations on water use
   Sustainable certifications treatment of water use:
      LEED, WELL, Green Globes, Living                 
   Building Challenge
   Attaining net-zero water and energy use
   Educating and creating owner commitment to conservation practices
   Building type, function and occupancy
   Assessing all site water use, previous renovations and upgrades
   Calculating water use and upgrade costs
   Calculating anticipated savings of potable and non-potable water
      Models & calculations
   Validating water savings and related benefits
      Measurement & verification
   Case study - An Introduction to The City Energy Project’s:
      Water Audit Guidance for Commercial Buildings

Building System Water Conservation Strategies

   Conserving water in mechanical systems
      Cooling systems
      Steam systems
      Other systems
   Reducing water use by building occupants
      Maintenance programs
      Limiting use of potable water for non-potable use
      Choosing water-conserving faucets, toilets and urinals
      Implementing water monitoring at the system level
      Modifying behavior to conserve water
   Onsite water harvesting and reuse                
   Defining and using grey water
   Harvesting and using rainwater and stormwater
   Condensation use
   Implementing water-conserving irrigation and stormwater strategies
   Using native and drought-tolerant plants

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Architects
  • Engineers
  • Contractors

     4.0 PDHs

     4.0 HSW CE Hours
     AIA 4.0 LU|HSW

     .4 CEUs (Sustainability)

Continuing Education Credit Information Details

See each course listing for the type and amount of each continuing education credit available. Individual courses for engineers and architects are not subject to pre-approval. HalfMoon Education does not apply for landscape courses in FL, NC, and NJ or land surveyor courses in FL, KS, NJ, TN and TX, unless expressly stated.

HalfMoon Education Certifying Entities:
   American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (No. J885) International Code Council (No. 1232)
   Landscape Architect Continuing Education System
   American Institute of Certified Planners (APA)
   Boards of Engineering: Florida (No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700),
      North Carolina (No. S-0130), and North Dakota.
   Course-by-Course Providers: Association of State Floodplain Managers

HalfMoon Education is deemed a New York-approved continuing education provider for engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i) (2)). NY landscape architects: §79-1.5(i)(2).


Steve Williams

After 20 years in photography creating art, selling and installing professional photography equipment, Mr. Williams decided to change careers and make the world a better place by becoming a LEED Accredited Professional through the US Green Building Council in 2006. LEED introduced him to water issues. Then there was drought. From a love of rivers and appreciation of water he decided to focus on rainwater harvesting and water efficiency as Georgia entered its worst drought in its history from 2006 - 2009. In 2007, Mr. Williams started designing and installing rain harvesting systems. In 2008, he became an American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association Accredited Professional, ARCSA AP and is currently a regional rep. In 2012, Mr. Williams began auditing commercial, institutional and multifamily buildings water use and providing solutions to reduce water use primarily through fixture upgrades. He spent the next several years auditing commercial, institutional and multifamily buildings as part of his job in sales and account management. In 2013, he landed the contract for fixture upgrades for the Bank of America Plaza’s LEED Silver Certification reducing water by 57%, receiving all 7 points and saving 2,669,360 gallons per year. The project won the USGBC’s Ebie award for water efficiency, the Atlanta Metro Chambers E3 award for water. The USGBC – GA Chrysalis award as well as Atlanta Better Building Challenge awards. In 2019, Mr. Williams started representing Sustainable Water’s WaterHub, water recycling system that uses eco-engineering processes to clean wastewater for non-potable needs. Sustainable Water brought the WaterHub to Emory University recycling more than 400,000 gallons daily. Currently, he is designing and installing rainwater systems in Georgia and helping others use water more efficiently through water audits, billing assessments and fixture recommendations. Mr. Williams is currently Chair of the Ocmulgee Basin Advisory Committee of the Metro North Georgia Water Planning District and been active since 2007 and still creates art though his photography.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $149.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $149.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $99.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.

AIA Info:

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES (cesupport@aia.org or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Water Conservation and Reuse for Building Professionals

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This 4.0-hour live lecture presentation examines how building professionals can match conservation practices to clients' commitment to conserving water, regulation of water use, building site water resource assessments, building system water conservation strategies, and onsite water harvesting and reuse.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to educate clients on the benefits of water conservation and be able to match client commitments to conserve water to conservation strategies.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to assess building site water resources based on building type, function and occupancy, calculate anticipated use of potable and non-potable water, demonstrate water savings based on proposed conservation strategies.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to propose water conservation strategies for mechanical systems (cooling and steam systems) and reduction of water use by building occupants, including limiting use of potable water for non-potable use, using water conserving faucets, toilet and urinals, and installing water controls at the system level.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to propose and explain to clients the benefits of onsite water harvesting, including rain water and grey water.

LUs: 4.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Concern for water conservation

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 04/20/2023

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to doug@halfmoonseminars.org or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.