International Living Future Institute

Water, Health, and Independence in Affordable Housing [On Demand]

What does a successful Net Positive Water strategy look like in multi-family affordable housing? How can the potable and non-potable needs of residents be met locally? How can rainwater, greywater and blackwater systems integrate in local, resilient systems to provide healthy, affordable and dependable water sources for people and nutrients for the environment? Is water independence possible in dense communities and drought stricken climates? These questions and more will be answered in this deep dive into the Living Building Challenge’s Water Petal. Experts in the field of affordable housing will share their experiences in developing affordable housing projects that are pursuing Net Zero and Net Positive Water. Strategies specific to water conservation, water reuse, and water treatment in multi-family affordable housing will be presented in this webinar. Strategies for addressing potential policy barriers will also be discussed. Join this webinar to learn how a commitment to closed loop net positive water systems can bring significant benefits to residents, the community, and the environment.

1. Understand the requirements of the Water Petal of the Living Building Challenge.
2. Recognize techniques that can be utilized to produce highly water efficient buildings.
3. Identify strategies for capturing, reusing, and treating water on-site and working with residents to track and improve performance overtime.
4. Develop ways to utilize lessons learned on other projects into your practice on a building and community scale

This webinar is eligible for 1 AIA, GBCI, and LFA CEU.

Note that this course is also available as part of the Learning Path "Living Affordable Housing: 5-Part Series".