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About this course

In this free course, sustainable building expert Ann Edminster discusses the uses of water in sustainable building practices.

Enroll and learn about...
-The distribution of water on Earth,
-How water gets to and leaves building sites
-How water is used on building sites
-Getting to "zero net" water with strategies, including:
Indoor efficiency, outdoor efficiency, storm water use, rainwater use, grey water use and black water use
-Sustainable water solutions at scale

Note: this course was built with content from the original Sustainable Building Advisor (SBA) course.

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Course outline

1 module • 3 assignments • 53 minutes of video lectures

Module 1 • 1 assignments
Watch Ann's Lecture

Enjoy Ann's free, 53-minute lecture.

  • Water Lecture (53:35 minutes)


  • Ann Edminster

    owner/founder, Design AVEnues LLC
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    Ann V. Edminster, M. Arch, founder/principal of Design AVEnues, is an expert residential net-zero energy consultant, green building teacher, speaker, and author. She consults with builders, developers, software startups, design firms, investors, utilities, public agencies, and homeowners, providing unmatched knowledge of sustainable and regenerative design and... Learn more

Frequently asked questions

How does this course work?
This is a free course. Enroll today and get access to all of the materials instantly. The lecture video and other materials are available any time.
How long do I have access to the materials?
For free courses there is no guarantee for how long the course materials will be available.
Is there a certificate of completion?
Certificates of completion are only provided to HeatSpring Membership subscribers. This course has not been approved by any credentialing organizations (NABCEP, AIA, USGBC etc) for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). This course is for self education purposes only and completion does not indicate a level of professional expertise or credential.
Can I register multiple people?
Yes, this is a free course so you can share this page with other people from your group.


Based on 96 reviews
students have taken this course



I was well impacted and the videos and slides with pictures well explanatory. I can recommend this for anyone interested in water supply solutions.

Bonire Olarotimi Olaleye
Installation Engineer, IDMON Engineering & Construction Company Limited

Very useful knowledge!

Bernard Smith

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