Learn How to Design a Robust, Efficient Rainwater Harvesting System for a Commercial Building

Join Watts on Friday, October 21, 2022 at 11:00 a.m EDT for their 1.5-hour webinar, “Designing a Robust, Efficient Rainwater Harvesting System for a Commercial Building,” and earn 0.1 ASPE CEU.

Rainwater harvesting systems are increasingly being employed in a building’s program to conserve water, manage stormwater outflows, and increase public awareness of the value of water in the built environment. Due to the unique nature of every building, knowledge of the fundamentals of diverting the building’s rainwater outflows to permanent storage, combined with knowing what type of treatment and pumping will be use, is key in designing and building a robust rainwater harvesting system. This webinar will emphasize selecting the most efficient pumping strategy, based on the end use of the water.

The webinar will cover:

  • The three primary elements of a rainwater system
  • Three methods for sizing the storage tank for a rainwater system
  • The role that pre-filtration plays in a rainwater system
  • The differences between on-demand (direct) and batch-type (indirect) rainwater pumping/treating strategies
  • Employing the appropriate pre-filter type in a rainwater system

Registration is available on Watts’ website.

About the Presenter

George Edward (Eddie) Van Giesen III, ARCSA AP, National Sales Manager at RainCycle™, a Watts Brand, received his MLA at the University of Georgia in 1995 and his BA at the University of Georgia in 1984. He is an American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) Accredited Professional. He speaks regularly at conferences, universities, and professional associations, including the American Institute of Architects, ASPE, American Society of Landscape Architects, and IAPMO, among others. He was co-author of Designing Rainwater Harvesting Systems (John Wiley, 2014) and principal author of the Georgia Rainwater Harvesting Guidelines (Georgia Department of Community Affairs, 2009). He has worked and is currently active at the state and national level in the development of codes and standards related to the rainwater industry in association with ICC, IAPMO, and CSA Group.

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