Assessing Water Use in K-12 Schools

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

3640 Spring Hill Parkway, Smyrna, GA, 30080, United States

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST

Teasley Elementary School in Cobb County, 3640 Spring Hill Parkway, Smyrna, GA, 30080, United States.

Please join us at Teasley Elementary School in Cobb County for a one-day training session that will address water efficiency in school buildings. The course is designed to introduce K-12 facility operations maintenance professionals to the requirements in the Metro Water District’s Water Supply and Water Conservation Management Plan and water conservation best practices. This course is open to all building maintenance professionals and water utility staff.


The course will provide each participant with a framework, strategies and tools to monitor, manage and reduce water consumption while lowering operational costs and environmental impact. The course will cover property water consumption through benchmarking water use, understanding end uses of water in K-12 schools, managing water consumption and water conservation planning and compliance.


Participants will learn

  • Water conservation codes, ordinances and regional goals
  • How to lower operational costs and environmental impact through water conservation
  • How to understand consumption through benchmarking and end uses of water in K-12 schools
  • The energy water nexus
  • How to manage water use through conservation planning, efficiency planning, metering strategies and leak detection
  • How to engage school leadership in planning efforts
  • How to incorporate student-led behavior change programs
  • EarthCraft Light Commercial certification and water conservation requirements
  • LEED certification and water conservation requirements
  • How to assess your property with a  walk-through checklist
  • About the WaterSense Label and WaterSense at Work for Commercial and Institutional Facilities


The workshop will conclude with a tour of the school during which participants will take part in a walk-through assessment checklist.

Lunch will be provided

We are offering GBCI and AIA credits for this workshop

Since its creation in 2001, the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Metro Water District) has implemented one of the most comprehensive regional water management plans in the country. It is staffed by the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and includes 15 counties and 92 cities. It is the only major metropolitan area in the country with more than 100 jurisdictions implementing a long-term comprehensive water management program that is required and enforced. Since 1978 Atlanta-based Southface, an independent 501(c)3 organization, has promoted sustainable development and high performance building through education, research, advocacy and technical assistance. Southface is under the governance of a member-elected board of directors.

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