HOSTED BY:

AIA SAN FRANCISCO COTE,

EAST BAY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT, SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC UTILITIES,

SAN JOSE WATER,

PACIFIC GAS & ELECTRIC,

AND

U.S.GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL - NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

REGISTER

Attend the 17th Annual Water Conservation Showcase at the Pacific Energy Center on April 7, 2020.

Registration cost is FREE! Sign up coming soon.

 

Water is a limited natural resource heavily impacted by the built environment.

Using sustainable practices in a building's development speaks to

the triple bottom line — people, profit & planet. 

Since 2004, hundreds of advocates, researchers, business leaders, product manufacturers and government officials have gathered every year to address the most pressing water issues and challenges facing the state of California. Grab a ticket today for the showcase to learn more about scalable strategies and solutions to conserve one of Earth's most precious resources.

WHEN /

WHERE /

APRIL 7, 2020

9 AM - 6 PM

PACIFIC ENERGY CENTER

851 HOWARD STREET

SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94103

DIRECTIONS TO THE SHOWCASE

Public Transit:

  • Take BART or MUNI to the Powell Street Station

  • Find 4th or 5th Street and travel two blocks south to Howard Street

  • Cross Howard Street

  • The PG&E Pacific Energy Center is located at 851 Howard Street, between 4th and 5th

Driving:

  • The PG&E Pacific Energy Center is located at 851 Howard Street, between 4th and 5th

  • Please note that complimentary parking is not available. Any parking fees incurred will not be reimbursed. Public parking garages are available nearby.

 

SCHEDULE & SESSIONS

Earn up to 4 GBCI CE Hours! See which nine sessions qualify for credit below.

10:00 AM

 

Water Efficient Home of the Future

Location: Conference Center

Speakers: Peter Mayer, Kevin Galvin, Rob Zimmerman

Approved for GBCI CE Credit.

How low can we go?  This presentation will explore remaining opportunities for indoor residential water use savings. While plumbing code changes have significantly reduced residential consumption over the past decades, studies and industry and utility conservation programs show water efficiency opportunities remain. Panelists will discuss trends in indoor water use, home appliance and water fixture innovations, and how to put technology to use in reducing water waste from plumbing leaks.    

Not Letting the Grass Grow Under Their Feet: Panel on Innovative Residential Landscape Programs

Location: Green Room

Speakers: Chris Dundon, William Granger, Carrie Pollard


Attend this session to learn about residential landscape programs offered by three water utilities: Contra Costa, Sonoma County Water Agency and the City of Sacramento Department of Utilities. Programs include landscape design assistance, design templates and lawn to garden rebates. Session will highlight program requirements for both landscape designers and customers and feature water savings data and other program benefits.

 

Workshop: Soil Remediation for Water Conservation and Healthier Gardens

Location: Lighting Room

Speakers: Ron Alexander, Kelly Schoonmaker

 

This session will outline soil best management practices for improving water conservation and establishing healthier plants. How these techniques meet the requirements of the state’s Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance and the optimal use of compost and mulch will also be discussed. The workshop will illustrate both application and product specifications as well as how to properly purchase and evaluate compost and mulch products. The session will include an interactive portion where participants can pose project specific questions about compost, mulch, MWELO compliance and other soil concerns.

12:00 PM

 

Firescaping: The Essentials of Community-Wide Fire Protection
Location: Conference Center

Speakers: Douglas Kent

 

As California’s population and temperatures continue to grow, so does the likelihood of wildfires. The ten most costly wildfires in U.S. history have all occurred in California—and the top 5 within the last 2 years. Join Douglas Kent, author of "Firescaping," as he highlights the essential qualities of a protected property and community. Kent has been visiting the aftermaths of wildfires in California since 1996, and every one of those journeys has provided a lesson. He will be focusing on the design and maintenance attributes of roads, structures and defensible space. He will also be highlighting community obligations.

Nominees for “Water Champions” Award Showcase Their Work
Location: Green Room

Speakers: Michelle Maddaus, Kyle Pickett, Paula Kehoe, Kurt Elvert

Approved for GBCI CE Credit.

 

The Bay Area Water Conservation & Reuse Award selects one “Water Champion” annually. This award is given to individuals in the private or public sector whose conservation/reuse efforts inspire the community to use water more wisely. This session will feature presentations by Water Champion nominees, highlighting the efforts that made them exemplary candidates.

 

Workshop: Implementation of LEED Water Efficiency Credits for LEED v4.1
Location: Lighting Room

Speakers: David Holtzclaw, Patrick Boyle, Amy Nagengast

Approved for LEED-specific CEU: LEED v 4.1 BD+C, ID+C and O+M.

 

This session will begin with a brief review of the LEED water efficiency (WE) credits and the changes adopted in LEED version 4.1 (v4.1). Then, participants will collaborate in a design charrette activity where they will choose the best WE credits to apply to a defined project. This activity will connect LEED v4.1 water requirements to market trends and emerging technology, highlighting both positive and negative aspects of key design choices, facility management decisions and water management best practices for practitioners and professionals working on all stages of the building life cycle. Speakers will highlight recent developments in water sensors and meters and the advantages of sub-metering. More importantly, speakers will highlight the connections between water efficiency and water quality. Finally, speakers will describe current strategies and opportunities for implementation of alternative water systems for projects seeking LEED certification.

2:00 PM

Onsite Water Reuse: Benefits, Ownership, Delivery Models, Permitting and Other Considerations
Location: Conference Center

Speakers: Taylor Chang, Sarah Triolo, Amelia Luna, Don Berger, Deborah Rich

Approved for GBCI CE Credit.

 

This panel presentation will explore national trends, new water re-use standards, system design details, water treatment concerns, other best practices and lessons learned from past project work. Panel will feature insights from three engineers that design these systems and two water utility representatives that have developed standards and worked on water re-use projects.
 

Water Metering Innovation and Best Practices
Location: Green Room

Speakers: Tyson Heine, Don Millstein

Approved for GBCI CE Credit.

 

A pair of water metering experts will share their perspectives on best practices and lessons learned from their past project work. One panelist will represent a California water district that has used AMI and GIS data to reduce apparent water loss across its service territory. The other speaker will share insights on the application of water meters at multi-family facilities which are now required to have tenant-level submeters in California.

Workshop: Design Charrette on Residential Landscapes

Location: Lighting Room

Speakers: Kelly Marshall, Kristen Wernick, John Kamp

 

Workshop session will highlight a number of landscape and plant challenges and then ask the training participants to address these challenges in a mini-design charrette. Session panelists include a landscape designer, a landscape and urban designer that is also a licensed contractor and a California native plant and horticulture enthusiast.

 

 

4:00 PM

Bay Area Water Conservation & Reuse Awards

Location: Conference Center
Speakers: Pedro Hernandez

Approved for GBCI CE Credit.

 

Recognizing the primacy of water to the health and economic vitality of the Bay Area and to the environment, the Bay Area Water Conservation & Reuse Awards (formerly the Silicon Valley Water Conservation Awards) are presented to organizations, agencies, businesses, and individuals whose programs and leadership have advanced water conservation and reuse in the Bay Area. Our coalition represents a diverse cross-section of respected parties concerned about water supply and the need for a strategic response to droughts, climate change, and a new era of water scarcity. The goal of the Awards is to raise awareness and celebrate outstanding achievements in water conservation and reuse through best practices, efficiency, and innovation.

The Water/Energy Nexus: Lessons from Southern California
Location: Green Room

Speakers: Erik Porse, Nicholas Chow

Approved for GBCI CE Credit.

 

Session will explore large proposed projects in southern California that will save energy and water and limit the transport of water across our state. Projects include a greater use of local water supplies and water recycling. Water and energy savings projections will be shared.

Workshop: Rainwater Harvesting - Care of Water Through Understanding and Science that Fosters Healthier and More Resilient Communities

Location: Lighting Room

Speaker: Benjamin Sojka, Kat Sawyer

Approved for GBCI CE Credit.


Led by two rainwater experts, this workshop will identify best practices and lessons learned from the implementation of rainwater collection systems across a range of projects scales and in a variety of climates.

 

2019 PROGRAM

2020 PROGRAM TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

PAST SPEAKERS

Amelia Luna

Project Manager, 

Sherwood Design Engineers

Chris Dundon

Water Efficiency Supervisor, 

Contra Contra Water District

Amy Nagengast

Senior Energy and Water Engineer,  

Bright Power

David Holtzclaw 

President, 

Transduction Technologies

Douglas Kent

Gardner, Educator, Activist

Douglas Kent+Associates

Kelly Marshall

Landscape Designer, 

Kelly Marshall Garden Design

Erik Porse

Research Engineer, 

OWP at Sacramento State

Kelly Schoonmaker

Program Manager, Landscape Designer, 

StopWaste

Kurt Elvert

San Jose Water Company

Kyle Pickett

Co-Founder & Executive Director 

The William J. Worthen Foundation

Benjamin Sojka

Executive Vice President, 

Rainwater Management Solutions

Don Berger

Water Reuse Consultant 

West Yost

John Kamp

Landscape & Urban Designer,  

Prairieform

Kevin Galvin

Water Conservation Administrator, 

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Michelle Maddaus

President, 

Maddaus Water Management, Inc. 

Carrie Pollard

Water Use Efficiency Manager,

Sonoma Water

Don Millstein 

President, 

H2O Degree

Kat Sawyer 

Program Manager, 

The Watershed Project

Kristen Wernick 

Outreach Coordinator, 

California Native Plant Society

Nicholas Chow

Water Engineering Project Manager,  

UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation

Paula Kehoe

Director of Water Resources, 

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Patrick Boyle

Director of Corporate Sustainability, 

Sloan

Pedro Hernandez

Supervising Environmental Services Specialist, 

City of San Jose

Peter Mayer

Principal, 

WaterDM

Deborah Rich

Director of Business Development,

Acqualogic/Kanso Water Technologies 

Rob Zimmerman

Director - Sustainability, 

Kohler Co.

Ron Alexander

President,

R. Alexander Associates Inc.

Sarah Triolo

Water Resources Project Manager,  

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Taylor Chang

Water Resources Analyst, 

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Tyson Heine

Senior Conservation & Water Budget Analyst

Rancho California Water District 

William Granger

Water Conservation Administrator, 

City of Sacramento

 

PAST PARTNERS / SPONSORS / EXHIBITORS

 

2020 TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

PARTNERS
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SPONSORS

Platinum

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Silver

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Certified

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2019 EXHIBITORS

2020 TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON

ACT INC. D'MAND KONTROLS SYS

AIA San Francisco

Alameda County Water District

AquaPedal LLC

Banyan Water

California Native Plant Society

City of San Jose

Contra Contra Water District

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD)

Energy Code Ace

Evolution Building Efficiency

Evolve Technologies, LLC

Flume

Gachina Landscape Management

H2O Degree

High Sierra Showerheads

Hunter Industries

Integral Group

Kanso

Orenco Systems Inc.

Pacific Gas & Energy (PG&E)

PG&E Multifamily Programs

Presidio Graduate School

Republic Services

ReScape California

Richard Heath & Associates, Inc.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)

Sloan / Kliman Sales, Inc.

StopWaste

The Urban Farmer Store

TOTO USA

U.S. Green Building Council

Water Sub-Metering and Utility Billing Services

Wint

Z-Best Composting Facility

OUTREACH PARTNERS

SUPPORTERS

Contra Contra Water District

Dennis Dong

ReScape

SPUR

 
 
 
 

OPPORTUNITIES 

EXHIBIT

at the 2020 Water Conservation Showcase 

Reach up to 800 potential customers.

Premium Booth Package

$850

Premium Booths include all Standard Booth features PLUS:

  • Only available to 12 Exhibitors

  • Premium Passport Exhibitors are placed in the highest visibility locations

  • Attendees are encouraged to visit Premium Passport booths through an exclusive raffle drawing


 

Standard Booth Package

$495 Early Bird / $600 Regular

All booths include the following: 

  • Tabletop display: 6'x6' space. Includes 2'x6' table (with linen)

  • Electricity supply

  • 2 chairs

  • Exclusive access to break room

  • Complimentary boxed lunch

  • Full access to all presentations

  • A high-energy atmosphere to showcase your products to interested parties

 

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the 2020 Water Conservation Showcase 

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water conservation.

 

Become a sponsor at this year's Water Conservation Showcase.

 

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VOLUNTEER

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