Water in Sustainable Building Practice - Self Study


Author: Ann Edminster

Subjects: Green Building: Sustainable Building, Green Building: Water

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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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Flexible Online Training for Industry Professionals

This is a self-study, self-paced online course. You can begin instantly upon enrollment and complete the course materials at your own pace.

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After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. View updates the instructor makes to the course as the industry advances. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Certificates of Completion Available for Members Only

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.


Ann Edminster

owner/founder, Design AVEnues LLC

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...[more]

Course Outline

Watch Ann's Lecture

Enjoy Ann's free, 53-minute lecture.

  • Water Lecture (Video - 53:35 minutes)