Course Details

The Water Efficiency Course will take you through tactics on how to manage policy guidelines, reporting guidelines, ways to monitor and track water usage and efficiency best management practices. Instructors will show you how to implement these at the asset level or on a portfolio-wide scale.

  • 7 Chapters

  • 49 Minutes

  • 53 Slides

  • Video Webinar Style

  • 1

    Chapter 1

    • Course Introduction

  • 2

    Chapter 2

    • Policy Guidelines

  • 3

    Chapter 3

    • Best Management Practices

  • 4

    Chapter 4

    • Reporting Guidelines

  • 5

    Chapter 5

    • Certifications

  • 6

    Chapter 6

    • Case Studies

  • 7

    Chapter 7

    • Webinar Resources

  • 8

    Resources

    • Resources (download)

What You'll Learn

The Water Efficiency Course is a sustainability training course that teaches you best management practices to make buildings and portfolios more water efficient. We take you step by step through the most cost-effective improvements you can make to conserve water and how you can increase ROI and shorten the payback period for your projects.  

Taught by Verdani Founder and President, Daniele Horton, and Senior Energy Engineer, Chris Wei, the course reviews the top strategies for implementing water conservation measures. Some of these strategies include smart irrigation and water meters,  indoor plumbing fixture retrofits, water smart landscaping, and drip irrigation systems. This course also takes you through policy and reporting guidelines, best management practices, way to monitor and track water usage, and LEED certifications.

This online sustainability course has been designed to provide you with the most important elements for analyzing, implementing, and monitoring a successful water efficiency program. 


Meet Your Instructors

Director of Engineering, MS, PE, CEM, LEED AP O+M

Chris Wei

Chris is the Director of Verdani’s Engineering Department and oversees all technical projects, including support on technical credits related to all green building certification projects. With 10 years of engineering experience, Chris has conducted technical assessments for a variety of buildings throughout the United States. These assessments include ASHRAE energy audits, ENERGY STAR certifications, and indoor air quality assessments. He works daily with building owners on developing effective strategies to benchmark their data, identify energy conservation opportunities, and implement building optimization projects.

Founder and CEO of Verdani Partners: LEED Fellow, LEED AP O+M, CEM, MDes, Associate. AIA,

Daniele Horton

Daniele Horton has over 20 years of professional experience including architecture, corporate sustainability, real estate and project management. Daniele is President and Founder of Verdani Partners, a full-service sustainability and ESG management consulting firm with projects totaling 750 million SF across 4,000 properties in diversified portfolios. She is Sustainabilty Advisor to Verdani’s largest accounts, and with over 100 industry presentations over the course of her career, Daniele is a leading voice in global sustainable real estate particularly on the topics of climate mitigation and resiliency strategies. Daniele is also a MSRE professor at University of San Diego.

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