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WaterSense Webinars

WaterSense has developed a number of webinars that address different sectors and uses of water indoors and outdoors.  Register for upcoming webinars and check out older sessions, many of which are available as recordings.  

Webinar Information

Upcoming/ Recorded Campaign Topic Description
Upcoming Outdoor Outdoor

Working with Home Owners' Associations to Budget Water
October 12, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
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WaterSense and the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE) will co-host a webinar focused on working with home owners’ associations to use community water budgets. The webinar will feature a speaker from the Town of Gilbert, Arizona on how they have helped HOAs budget water. WaterSense will provide an overview of water-smart landscapes and the WaterSense water budget tool, as well as an update about its specification for spray sprinkler bodies. AWE will share a new resource the organization is developing to compile examples of outdoor water programs.

Recorded Outdoor Outdoor

WaterSense and Smart Water Application Technologies Webinar
June 20, 2017, 2:00 p.m. Eastern

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WaterSense, the Alliance for Water Efficiency, and the Irrigation Association (IA) will co-host a webinar about the WaterSense program and IA’s Smart Water Application Technologies (SWAT) program.  The webinar will describe the differences between the two program and explore how water providers can take advantage of what each has to offer.  A speaker from WaterSense will be joined by Robert Reaves, water conservation coordinator for Oklahoma City Utilities and Chair of the SWAT promotions working group.  

Upcoming ENERGY STAR Webinar Series Water Management

Water Wednesday Showcase
November 8, 2017, 1:00 p.m. Eastern
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May 10, 2017, 1:00 p.m. Eastern
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Join us to hear a case study from an ENERGY STAR partner who has had success in reducing water use. The speaker will share their journey of benchmarking water use and roadblocks they overcame along their journey to conserve water. Find out how to implement best practices for water management in your sustainability plan to save both water and energy.

Upcoming ENERGY STAR Webinar Series Sanitary Fixtures

WaterSense Sanitary Fixtures and Equipment
October 11, 2017, 1:00 p.m. Eastern
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June 14, 2017
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Water use in restrooms and laundries can account for nearly 50 percent of water use within a facility. Join us to learn about water-efficient operations and maintenance practices and retrofit and replacements options that can help reduce water and energy use in public and private bathrooms and commercial laundries. Find out how using WaterSense labeled and ENERGY STAR qualified products in these areas can significantly reduce your facility operating costs.

Recorded ENERGY STAR Webinar Series Outdoor

Seeking Savings Indoors and Outdoors with WaterSense
July 12, 2017
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Join us to learn about water use profiles of typical commercial facilities and areas where water is often wasted. Find out about free WaterSense tools and resources available to help facility managers and building owners identify potential water savings including water-efficient products and practices to save water during the operation and maintenance, renovation, and construction of commercial buildings. Come away with tips and project ideas to proactively manage water use and maximize building performance with water, energy, and cost savings.

Upcoming ENERGY STAR Webinar Series General Overview

Just Add WaterSense to your Energy Efficiency Efforts
September 13, 2017
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April 5, 2017
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If you’re just focusing on energy, you may be leaving money on the table. Join us to learn how to incorporate water into your energy management activities by assessing your facility’s water use and identifying areas of water waste. Find out what it takes to make your building more water-efficient from simple, low-cost changes to larger-scale improvements and how WaterSense tools can help you start maximizing your savings and building performance.

Recorded ENERGY STAR Webinar Series Water Management

Fix a Leak with WaterSense and Beat Water Waste
April 5, 2017
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Leaks may look small, but they can add up to big water waste. Join us to learn more about how facility managers can assess their water use with an eye toward finding and fixing leaks. We’ll also provide information on how you can leverage the WaterSense Fix a Leak Week consumer campaign to engage staff.

Recorded Outdoor Outdoor

Working With Commercial Landscapes to Manage Irrigation
March 16, 2017
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Speaker Markus Hogue, University of Texas (UT) Austin’s irrigation and water conservation program coordinator, introduced UT Austin’s approach to water management through live dashboard monitoring. AWE also discussed its work with large commercial landscapes, and EPA highlighted irrigation best practices for commercial and institutional buildings. (WaterSense-Alliance for Water Efficiency Outdoor Webinar Series)

Recorded ENERGY STAR Webinar Series Sanitary Fixtures

Tackling WaterSense – Sanitary Fixtures and Equipment
January 28, 2016
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Final Slides (44 pp, 1.57MB, About PDF)

Sanitary fixtures and equipment use in restrooms and laundries can account for nearly 50 percent of water use within a facility. During this session, attendees will learn about operations and maintenance tips, retrofit options, and replacements that can help reduce water and energy use in public and private bathrooms and commercial laundries. EPA’s WaterSense program will discuss what it means to look for the WaterSense® and ENERGY STAR® labels, and how using labeled products can significantly reduce your facility operating costs.

Recorded ENERGY STAR Webinar Series Outdoor

Tackling WaterSense – Outdoor Water Use
March 30, 2016
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Final Slides (45 pp, 2.7MB, About PDF)

Outdoor water use peaks during the summer, raising water bills and straining water supplies. During this session, EPA’s WaterSense program will teach you how to design and maintain landscapes and irrigation systems to reduce outdoor water use. EPA will also discuss how to manage pools to reduce water loss from evaporation, filter cleaning, mineral buildup, leaks, and splashing.

Recorded ENERGY STAR Webinar Series Mechanical Systems

Tackling WaterSense – Mechanical Systems
May 10, 2016
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Final Slides (54 pp, 2MB About PDF)

Facilities with extensive heating and cooling requirements can still be water-efficient. Optimizing your heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system efficiency will help save your facility water, energy, and money. EPA’s WaterSense program will teach you how to reduce water waste in cooling towers and steam boilers, optimize chilled water systems, and address equipment that uses single-pass cooling water.

Recorded ENERGY STAR Webinar Series Water Management

Just Add Water: Incorporating Water Efficiency to Take Your Energy Savings to the Next Level
July 12, 2016
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Final Slides (43 pp, 1.6 MB, About PDF)

Learn how to integrate water into your energy management planning by assessing your facility’s water use and calculating a water balance. Find ways to investigate and detect leaks throughout your facility for significant savings. Hear about the tools and resources developed by the EPA’s WaterSense program and its partners to help tackle your water use. Come away with tips and project ideas you can start using today to maximize your water, energy, and cost savings.

Recorded ENERGY STAR Webinar Series Commercial Kitchens

Tackling WaterSense – Commercial Kitchens
September 20, 2016, 1:00 p.m. Eastern
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Final Slides (49 pp, 1.7 MB, About PDF)

There are many opportunities for water-savings in commercial kitchens and restaurants. EPA’s WaterSense program will discuss commercial kitchen equipment, including equipment that is ENERGY STAR® or WaterSense labeled, such as dishwashers, ice machines, pre-rinse spray valves, and steam cooking equipment. Attendees will hear about best practices related to operations and maintenance techniques, retrofit options, and replacement options for each equipment type.

Recorded HUD Webinars General Overview; Multi-family Introducing WaterSense & Quantity Quotes
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Final slides (65 pp, 4.8 K, About PDF)

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Veronica Blette from WaterSense will provide a broad overview of the WaterSense program, explaining how the program promotes water efficiency and water-efficient products. Stephanie Stern from StopWaste.org Exitwill introduce the new and improved Quantity Quotes, a bulk-purchasing platform where housing managers can find WaterSense-labeled showerheads, lavatory faucets, toilets and other water and energy efficient products.

Recorded HUD Webinars Marketing; Multi-family

Communicating the Need for Water Efficiency
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Final slides (28 pp, 10.7 K, About PDF)

The WaterSense program has a variety of consumer campaigns that can be used to amplify water conservation messages and help consumers adopt water-efficient behaviors. Veronica Blette will review the WaterSense program’s campaigns and associated promotional materials. Joanna Ladd of the Chinatown Community Development Center—which owns and manages twenty five properties throughout San Francisco and provides affordable housing to over 2400 low income families and seniors—will speak about their water efficiency work and the importance of education and outreach efforts.

Recorded HUD Webinars New Homes; Multi-family

WaterSense and LEED Housing Programs
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Final Slides (44 pp, 10.2 MB, About PDF)

A WaterSense labeled home includes WaterSense labeled plumbing fixtures, a hot water delivery system that gets hot water to the tap faster, water-smart landscape design, and other water-efficient features. These features allow the home to use 20 percent less water than typical homes. Jonah Schein will introduce the New Homes specification, reviewing the criteria and its applicability to newly constructed single-family and multi-family homes. Asa Foss, Technical Director for LEED for Homes, will provide information on their water efficiency programs and requirements for LEED-certified residential units.

Recorded HUD Webinars Outdoor; Multi-family

Water Efficiency Best Management Practices for Multi-unit Property Managers
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Final Slides (57 pp, 11 MB, About PDF)

Learn about WaterSense BMPs for facilities and examples of how property managers have assessed their water use and made changes to improve efficiency. The webinar will also feature practices that help address outdoor water use through landscaping choices and more efficient irrigation practices. Veronica Blette from WaterSense will describe the BMPs and practices that help address outdoor water use through landscaping choices and more efficient irrigation practices. Russ Horner, from Water Management Inc., will discuss several case studies describing how housing agencies have identified and taken action to increase savings.

Recorded HUD Webinars Water Management; Multi-family

Tracking Water & Energy Savings
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Final Slides (53 pp, 4.7 MB, About PDF)

In order to effectively manage water use, it is critical to monitor and track its use. Andrea Schnitzer from the ENERGY STAR® program will highlight how recent changes to Portfolio Manager, which properties can use to track their energy use, allow it to also be used to track water use. A guest speaker will share how they use Portfolio Manager and other tools to track their progress in water efficiency.

Recorded HUD Webinars Water Reuse; Multi-family

Greywater Reuse—Is it Right for Your Facilities?
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Final Sides (57 pp, 17.7 MB, About PDF)

Some are starting to look to greywater reuse as a strategy to reduce potable water use by reusing water used onsite for another purpose, such as laundry water for landscape irrigation. While the ability of a property manager to use greywater may depend on their jurisdiction, it is smart to get educated on the topic. Charlotte Ely from Region 9 EPA introduces greywater, while Megan Pier, from Hyphae Design Laboratory, and Rene Rodriguez, from Abode Communities, provide more information and case studies on what goes into planning and implementing a greywater system.

Recorded HUD Webinars Outdoor; Multi-family

Incorporating Green Infrastructure into Housing and Community Development Projects
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Final Sides (57 pp, 17.7 MB, About PDF)

Designing landscapes to hold water on site has the dual benefit of reducing the need for supplemental irrigation and reducing runoff that can cause flooding and impair water quality. An EPA speaker will talk about tools to help property managers integrate green infrastructure into their developments. Daniel Ransom of Tucson WaterExit will provide an overview of the agency’s rainwater harvesting rebate program, including an initiative working with low-income residents to install and maintain passive earthworks systems. Andy Lipkis of Tree People will discuss Elmer Avenue,Exit a neighborhood in Los Angeles NE San Fernando Valley that was transformed from a flood hazard zone into a model of sustainability. Neal Shapiro of the City of Santa Monica’s Office of Sustainability & the Environment will discuss how their City is implementing an innovative rainwater harvesting system in their new public library as well as a green parking lot.

Recorded H2Otel Challenge Webinar Series General Overview; Hospitality

Take the Plunge! Introducing the WaterSense H2Otel Challenge Exit

Are you ready to save water, energy, and operating costs at your hotel? WaterSense walks through the basics of the H2Otel Challenge, from getting a handle on your hotel's water use to putting best management practices to work for your bottom line. This introductory webinar familiarizes participants with the available technical and outreach tools EPA has developed as part of the Challenge. Hotel operators and facility managers will learn how to make the most of EPA's free resources to ACT: assess, change, and track water use in the hospitality sector. After this webinar, you'll be ready to take the plunge into savings for your hotel!

Recorded H2Otel Challenge Webinar Series Water Management; Hospitality

A for Assess: Conducting a Water Assessment and Using WaterSense's WaterUSE Tool Exit
Guest Speaker: Arnold Solognier, Sustainability and Certification Manager, Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts, Aruba (Case study begins at 1:15:50 in the recording).

Learn how to conduct a facility water assessment, one of the most important steps in water management planning. WaterSense also demonstrates its Water Use and Savings Evaluation (WaterUSE) Tool. The WaterUSE Tool uses information collected during a facility water assessment to identify potential water-saving projects and operational best management practices for hotels. It estimates water, energy, and cost savings for identified projects to help hotels create a prioritized project list. Following this training session, participants will be ready to take the first step in managing their facility water use.

Recorded H2Otel Challenge Webinar Series Water Management; Hospitality

A for Assess: Setting Goals and Developing a Water Management Plan Exit
Guest Speaker: Kara Pho, Program Manager, New York City Department of Environmental Protection (Case study begins at 1:01:29).

Find out how to take the information collected during a facility assessment to establish water use reduction goals and develop a water management plan. A water management plan helps facilities stay on track with projects, reduction goals, and water, energy, and operational cost savings. Following this webinar, you’ll be ready to prepare your water management plan by incorporating realistic goals—which is the next step in managing and reducing your water use.

Recorded H2Otel Challenge Webinar Series General Overview; Hospitality

C for Change: Implementing Your Water Management Plan and Other Best Management PracticesExit
Guest Speaker: Rodney Schauf, Director of Engineering, Sheraton Seattle Hotel (Case Study begins at 1:09:52).

Discover some of the most cost-effective projects and biggest water savers that can be implemented at your facility. WaterSense provides an overview of water-efficient operating procedures, retrofits, and replacements in private use restrooms, public restrooms, commercial kitchens, mechanical spaces, and outdoor landscapes. Following this webinar, participants should come away with new ideas and more details about water-saving projects to implement at their facility. 

Recorded H2Otel Challenge Webinar Series Water Management; Hospitality

T for Track: Tracking Water Savings and Recognizing Success Exit
Guest Speaker: Andrea Schnitzer, National Program Manager for EPA’s ENERGY STAR Program (Case Study begins at 39:16).

Learn how to track your facility’s ongoing water use to verify savings from implementing projects and best practices. WaterSense introduces ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager, an online tool that can help facilities track water and energy use. WaterSense also provides ideas for recognizing water management achievements and spreading the word to consumers about your water savings success.

Recorded H2Otel Challenge Webinar Series General Overview; Hospitality

WaterSense H2Otel Challenge 2014 Highlights and 2015 PreviewExit

Learn about WaterSense's H2Otel Challenge plans for 2015! This webinar also features highlights from 2014, including how many hotels signed up for the Challenge, the top 10 water efficiency opportunities for hotels, and an overview of the tools WaterSense created to help hotels save water.

Recorded H2Otel Challenge Webinar Series Water Management; Hospitality

Assess, Track, and Realize PaybackExit
Guest Speaker: Rob Morris, Corporate Manager, Utilities & Engineering, Caesars Entertainment Corporation (Case study begins at 57:22 in the recording).

Learn the seven steps to water management planning: making a commitment; assessing facility water use; setting goals; creating and implementing an action plan; evaluating progress; and recognizing achievements. Rob Morris from Caesars Entertainment describes how assessing water use and implementing projects have saved water and operating costs.

Recorded H2Otel Challenge Webinar Series Water Management; Hospitality

Demonstrating WaterSense's WaterUSE ToolExit

Learn how to use WaterSense's Water Use and Savings Evaluation (WaterUSE) Tool and associated Water Assessment Worksheets, which were designed to help hotel operators and facility managers identify and prioritize cost–effective water efficiency projects and best management practices to reduce water and energy use and save money. The webinar also features a discussion about the water use tracking capabilities of ENERGY STAR®'s Portfolio Manager® tool.

Recorded H2Otel Challenge Webinar Series Sanitary Fixtures; Hospitality

Washing 101: A Plumbing and Laundry Efficiency PrimerExit
Guest Speaker: Brandon Leister, Conservation Planner, San Antonio Water System (Case study begins at 38:21 in the recording).

Learn operations and maintenance tips, retrofit options, and replacements that can help reduce water use in restrooms, guest rooms, and laundries. Brandon Leister from San Antonio Water System discusses plumbing and laundry projects completed at three local hotels as part of its WaterSaver Hotel program.

Recorded H2Otel Challenge Webinar Series Outdoor; Hospitality

Make a Splash With Outdoor Water SavingsExit
Guest Speaker: Richard Restuccia, Director of Water Management Solutions, ValleyCrest Companies, Inc. (Case study begins at 37:47 in the recording).

Learn how to design and maintain hotel landscapes to reduce water use and how to manage pools to reduce water loss from evaporation, filter cleaning, mineral buildup, leaks, and splashing. Richard Restuccia from ValleyCrest Companies, Inc. presents a case study on landscape and irrigation improvements at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California, to illustrate how making changes outdoors can result in significant hotel water savings.

Recorded H2Otel Challenge Webinar Series Mechanical Systems; Hospitality

Minimize Water Use in Mechanical/HVAC Systems Exit
Guest Speaker: Randy Childers, Senior Director of Engineering, Hyatt Regency Atlanta (Case study begins at 50:00 in the recording).

Learn how to use water efficiently in cooling towers and steam boilers, optimize chilled water systems, and address equipment that is using single–pass cooling water. Randy Childers from Hyatt Regency Atlanta discusses how his hotel increased its cooling tower cycles of concentration, began using air handler condensate as make–up water, replaced water–cooled equipment with air–cooled models, and implemented other best practices in its mechanical systems.

Recorded H2Otel Challenge Webinar Series Commercial Kitchens; Hospitality

What's Cooking: Commercial Kitchen SavingsExit
Guest Speaker: Ray Dennis, Associate Vice President Auxiliary Management/Business Services, Loyola Marymount University (Case study begins at 37:00 in the recording).

Learn how to identify water–savings potential for commercial kitchen equipment, including dishwashers, ice machines, pre–rinse spray valves, food disposals, and steam cooking equipment. WaterSense discusses operations and maintenance techniques, retrofit options, and replacement options for each equipment type. Ray Dennis from Lair Marketplace at Loyola Marymount University describes the water and energy savings initiatives implemented in his establishment.

Recorded H2Otel Challenge Webinar Series Employee Engagement; Hospitality

Let's Talk About Education and OutreachExit
Guest Speakers: Dr. Wesley Schultz, Professor of Psychology, California State University, San Marcos; and Alec Bartolai, Environmental, Health, Safety, and Interpretive Manager, Kalaloch Lodge (Case study begins at 31:46 in the recording).

This training reminds you how important it is to educate employees, guests, and management about your water-saving efforts, from reporting leaks to changing wasteful practices. WaterSense addresses some of the best management practices hotels have used for education and outreach including educating employees to make changes in daily operations, communicating with guests, and making the most out of signage. Dr. Wesley Schultz from California State University, San Marcos, summarizes his work on social norms and the potential for behavioral changes among hotel guests, and Alec Bartolai from Kalaloch Lodge in Forks, Washington, presents an informative case study on education and outreach initiatives at his hotel.

Recorded Other General Overview

The Energy-Water Nexus: Using ENERGY STAR and WaterSense to Maximize ResultsExit
Presented on June 16, 2015 by Tara O’Hare and Andrea Schnitzer, EPA.

As the U.S. experiences an increase in drought conditions, businesses are becoming more aware of the need to manage water efficiency. Learn why water efficiency matters to you, and about how good energy and water management practices are often complementary. The webinar will also detail opportunities for improving water efficiency, and provide an overview of key EPA ENERGY STAR® and WaterSense® resources, including best management practices and water and energy efficient products.

Recorded Other General Overview

Water-Saving Strategies for Commercial BuildingsExit
Presented on June 4, 2015 by Robert Pickering, ERG.

A CI water efficiency primer as part of the BUILDINGS VIP Smart Sustainability Series. The webinar covers CI facility water management planning, water efficiency BMPs for CI facilities, and real-world case studies.

Recorded Other Water Management

Water: Benchmarking and Best Practices from WaterSenseExit
Presented on November 20, 2013 by Cindy Jacobs and Tara O’Hare, EPA.

Organizations can track their facilities’ water use along with energy use in Portfolio Manager to increase efficiency and improve performance. This webinar features the water management tools in Portfolio Manager and gives an overview of water trends in the thousands of facilities across the country. The WaterSense program also discusses ways to save water and energy with WaterSense labeled products and best management practices. Finally, examples and case studies detail improvements made in facilities and lessons learned along the way.

Recorded Other General Overview

Water–Saving Strategies for Commercial BuildingsExit
Presented on February 25, 2013 by Presented by Joanna Kind and Holly Cannon, ERG.

This webinar, part of the Buildings magazine VIP series, covers best practices for water management and illustrate them with real-world case studies.

Recorded Other General Overview

Overflowing Value: Best Practices to Save Water and MoneyExit
Presented on November 7, 2012 by Tara O'Hare and Alena Hutchinson, EPA.

This webinar provided participants in the ENERGY STAR National Buildings Competition with information on how to save water.

Recorded Other General Overview; Federal Facilities

Reducing Your Water FootprintExit
Presented on September 27, 2012 by Tara O’Hare, EPA, and Kate McMordie Stoughton and Brian Boyd, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.

As part of the Federal Green Challenge, this webinar covers stormwater management, BMPs for CI facilities, tips for saving water, and a case study on water management and efficiency initiatives that have been performed for the Army’s Net Zero Water pilot installations.

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The Garden Gurus' Watershed Approach to Landscaping
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The Green Gardens Group (G3) trains and certifies its irrigation system auditors to think holistically. Healthy soil, climate-appropriate plants, treating rainwater as a resource, and water-efficient irrigation all play a role. Through G3’s “Garden Gurus” program, Watershed Wise Landscape Professionals conduct one-on-one garden coaching sessions with home and property owners. In addition to conducting a visual irrigation system audit, Garden Gurus take time to educate homeowners about the merits of a Watershed Approach to Landscaping. Speakers Marianne Simon, G3’s certification coordinator, and Pamela Berstler, G3’s chief executive officer, introduce the Watershed Wise Landscape Professional certification and explain how Garden Gurus’ consultations entice homeowners to create more water-efficient and sustainable landscapes. Julius Duncan from WaterSense also highlights other WaterSense labeled professional certification programs and summarizes key elements of its certification program specifications. (WaterSense-Alliance for Water Efficiency Outdoor Webinar Series)

Recorded Outdoor Outdoor; Products

Irrigate Smarter: Connecting Homeowners to Their Controllers
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Today’s WaterSense® labeled weather-based irrigation controllers incorporate “smart” technologies that can do the thinking for consumers in terms of when and how much to water, but they must be properly programmed to realize their full water-saving potential. Speakers Abby Owens, sustainability and environmental education supervisor with the City of Plano, Texas, and Clay Kraus, director of market development with Rachio, describe the challenges the City of Plano faces in educating homeowners about irrigation controllers, the resources it provides, and its new pilot project with Rachio controllers. This webinar also outlines WaterSense labeling criteria, explains how controllers work, and covers what utilities and manufacturers can do to help homeowners realize the full water-saving potential of weather-based irrigation controllers. (WaterSense-Alliance for Water Efficiency Outdoor Webinar Series)

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Relationship Building Between Irrigation Professionals and Utilities
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Water-efficient landscape irrigation is only achieved by integrating water-smart design, appropriate technology, and execution by knowledgeable professionals. Water agencies, such as the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC), foster relationships with irrigation professionals to help successfully implement water-efficient irrigation programs. Speakers Melissa Baum-Haley, senior water resource analyst with MWDOC, Sergio Ramirez, water use efficiency administrator with the Laguna Beach County Water District, and Glen Frohlich, with Glen’s Landscape, describe how successful relationships between irrigation professionals and utilities helped foster water-efficient landscape irrigation in their communities. (WaterSense-Alliance for Water Efficiency Outdoor Webinar Series)

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Advancing Sustainable Landscape Designs
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What motivates homeowners to think more sustainably about landscape choices? This webinar features the Sustainable Landscapes Program’s San Diego Sustainable Landscape Guidelines, which introduce a watershed approach to landscaping. The webinar also highlights the U.S. EPA WaterSense program’s resources to promote water-smart landscapes across the country, and new research initiatives from the Alliance for Water Efficiency to develop more accurate data and information about what programs, practices, and irrigation technologies save the most water. Speakers Carlos Michelon, principal water resources specialist for the San Diego County Water Authority, Beth Livingston, WaterSense brand manager, and Peter Mayer, AWE technical advisor and project manager of outdoor water use research, discuss what’s behind water-smart landscaping throughout Southern California and the nation. (WaterSense-Alliance for Water Efficiency Outdoor Webinar Series)

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Consumers’ Attitudes Toward Water-Efficient Landscape 
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What motivates homeowners to adopt water-efficient landscape designs and irrigation practices? What obstacles must irrigation professionals and water providers overcome to move the needle towards more water-efficient choices? Utah State University professors Kelly Kopp and Joanna Endter-Wada discuss how Utah State University's Center for Water-Efficient Landscaping’s water efficiency programs have engaged thousands of Utah homeowners to achieve real, meaningful results—and what they’ve learned along the way. Stephanie Duer, Water Conservation Program Manager of the Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities also shares her perspective and explains how the water utility has benefitted from cooperation with the Center. (WaterSense-Alliance for Water Efficiency Outdoor Webinar Series)

Recorded Outdoor Outdoor; Irrigation

Making the Business Case for Water Efficiency 
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Outdoor water use often peaks during these hot summer months, but when irrigation professionals who are certified by WaterSense labeled programs engage with utilities, its win-win-win. Home and business owners can save money, irrigation professionals can boost their business, and utilities can see reduced peak demand. Speakers Cobb County Water System Senior Project Manager Kathy Nguyen and Ewing Irrigation Product Water Conservation Advisor Tom Shannon will describe the compelling business case for efficient outdoor water use. Attendees will also learn:

  • Why rising and tiered water rates open the door for water-efficient irrigation practices and products.
  • How certified irrigation professionals can educate customers on the "why" and "how" of more efficient system design, installation, and maintenance.
  • How utilities benefit from more efficient outdoor water use. 

(WaterSense-Alliance for Water Efficiency Outdoor Webinar Series)

Recorded Outdoor Outdoor; Irrigation

Time for a Sprinkler Spruce-Up! 
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Spring is finally here, and it's the perfect time to remind homeowners how to spruce up their irrigation systems before ramping up outdoor water use. The first installment in a new co-sponsored webinar series from WaterSense and the Alliance for Water Efficiency dedicated to outdoor water efficiency topics. Join speakers Judy Benson from Clear Water Products and Services, Inc. and Amber Lefstead from WaterSense. Attendees will learn:

  • About WaterSense's third annual Sprinkler Spruce-Up campaign and partner tools.
  • How to spruce up sprinkler systems with expert tips on inspection and maintenance practices that can offer homeowners the biggest bang for their buck.
  • How certified irrigation professionals can market their water-efficient services to customers.
  • How WaterSense partners are planning to promote Sprinkler Spruce-Up.

(WaterSense-Alliance for Water Efficiency Outdoor Webinar Series)