Climate Action Webinar With COTE
Join the COTE Committee’s brown bag lunch at Steinberg Hart to participate in AIA CA’s second webinar in the Climate Action Series: Design for Water. To watch the webinar at your own desk, register here.
How does the project use water wisely and handle rainfall responsibly? Sustainable design conserves and improves the quality of water as a precious resource. Illustrate how various water streams flow through the building and site, including major water conservation and stormwater management strategies. How does the project relate to the regional watershed? Describe strategies to reduce reliance on municipal water sources. Does the project recapture or reuse water?
Join us to hear Paula Kehoe, Director of Water Resources with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, speak on their Onsite Water Reuse Program which encourages the collection and treatment of alternate water sources (graywater, blackwater, rainwater, stormwater, and foundation drainage) for non-potable uses within buildings in San Francisco.
About the Speaker
Paula Kehoe is the Director of Water Resources with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). She is responsible for diversifying San Francisco’s local water supply portfolio through the implementation of conservation, groundwater, recycled water, onsite water recycling and innovations programs. Paula spearheaded San Francisco’s landmark legislation allowing for reuse of alternate water sources in buildings. Additionally, Paula is the Chair of the National Blue Ribbon Commission of Onsite Non-potable Water Systems.
Free to members! Remember to bring your own lunch.
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About the AIA CA Climate Action Series
The AIA CA recognizes that the planet is experiencing an urgent climate emergency, and that California should continue to elevate its position as a global leader in addressing the grave challenges of advancing climate change and natural resource depletion.
The architectural profession must take a leadership position in the development of energy, carbon, water and resource-related practices and policies that will lead to a viable future.
To this end, AIA CA Board of Directors unanimously adopted a policy including five principles to obtain and further define efforts in advancing policy, law, codes, regulations and support of energy, carbon, water, and resource-efficient design within the design, construction and operation of the built environment.
Principle 1: Take action to Support Rapid De-Carbonization of the Built Environment
Principle 2: Reduce Embodied Carbon
Principle 3: Reduce Potable Water Waste
Principle 4: Educate clients, policymakers and communities
Principle 5: Support innovative practice, policymaking, and implementation strategies.