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Water in Sustainable Building Practice - Self Study

Ann Edminster • Last updated 02/2021

4.6/5 (view ratings)
296 students
1 module
53 minutes
3 assignments

Course description

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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Full course outline

Module 1 - Watch Ann's Lecture

Enjoy Ann's free, 53-minute lecture.

  • Water Lecture (53:35 minutes)


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... Learn more


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296 students have taken this course



by Bonire Olarotimi Olaleye, Installation Engineer, IDMON Engineering & Construction Compa... 05/16/2020

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

by Bernard Smith 05/02/2020

Very useful knowledge!

by Devashish Kushwah 04/27/2020

Very helpful

by Deepak Nagar 04/20/2020

It's good

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