Reducing Potable Water Use:
in Recent Plumbing Code Changes
In his recent Executive Order, Governor Brown mandated significant reductions in potable urban water use. The Water Resources Control Board has threatened significant fines for districts that do not achieve this target. Recent changes in the California Plumbing code have opened the door to new opportunities for reducing potable water use, establishing standards and guidelines for grey water systems, on-site water recycling and rainwater catchment systems.
Building owners who have been attentive to implementing low-flow fixtures and other conservation strategies may not be able to attain the required reductions without implementing these non-potable water strategies.
This new five-hour seminar from Green Technology will offer an in-depth look at the code specifications and help building, design and construction professionals successfully navigate the design, permitting and inspection process.
It will also cover emergency water conservation regulations found in CALGreen that were approved on May 29, 2015 and went into effect on June 1, 2015.
Greg Mahoney has been
working in building code enforcement for over 25 years. He
is currently serving as the Chief Building Official for the
City of Davis. He is a member of the ICC Consensus
Committee developing the ICC 1000 Standard for
Commissioning. He is chair of CALBO's Energy Commission Advisory Committee and is the local government representative on the Green Building Advisory Committee for the California Building Standards Commission.
He has developed curriculum and taught Building Inspection
Technology and Green Building at Cosumnes River College for
ten years. Greg is also an instructor for ICC, teaching
courses on the IRC and CALGreen.In addition to being a Certified Combination Inspector and
Plans Examiner, he is a Certified Building Official,
Certified Access Specialist, LEED Accredited Professional,
BPI Building Analyst, and a Certified HERS Rater.
No seminars are currently scheduled. To inquire about bringing this seminar to your area, call Star Olea at 626-577-5700.
Green Technology is an ICC Preferred Provider and a AIA Provider. Call for information about CEUs.
Sessions will also offer Build it Green (one
credit per hour) and Construction Management Association
of America renewal points (one per hour).
All registrants will receive a
certificate of participation.