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Federal Green Challenge Webinar – March 11, 2009

Water Conservation 101
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2009
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. PST
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Phone: (773) 945-1011 (Code: 534-103-485)

It’s been estimated that the average American uses 100 gallons of water a day. As our population increases so does our demand for water. Less than 3% of the Earth’s water supply is suitable for human consumption. It’s important that we protect our natural resources and ensure that water is available for future generations.

There are many ways that we can all help conserve water. During this webinar, you will find out about what you can do to help conserve water both in the workplace and at your residence. Topics covered will include: Presentations


Phil Paschke
Water Smart Technology Program Manager, Seattle Public Utilities
(206) 684-5883

Phil Paschke has worked twenty-five years as a resource conservation specialist. The first 10 plus years in energy conservation delivering, managing, and developing programs in the residential and commercial sectors, including first commercial incentives program and Energy Smart Design for new construction. Mr. Paschke has spent the last fifteen plus years in commercial/industrial water conservation developing and delivering a technical assistance and financial incentive program to Seattle Public Utility customers. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Western Washington University and was a Certified Energy Manager.

Mr. Paschke will discuss the Seattle Public Utilities Water Smart Technology Program with a special focus on retrofit and domestic uses such as fixtures, hand washing, etc.

Download Phil Paschke's Presentation: Water Efficiency Updates, Trends, and New Technologies (PDF)

Stephanie Tanner
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
(202) 564-2660

Stephanie Tanner is the Product Development Coordinator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® Program. She is responsible for all technical aspects of the development of labeled products, including setting efficiency and performance criteria as well as managing the certification process. Prior to EPA, Ms. Tanner was a Senior Project Leader for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory where she managed a water efficiency program for Federal Facilities. She has written a number of guides to water efficiency for federal and institutional facilities as well as developed the goal and supporting guidance for Federal water efficiency under Executive Order 13123 and 13423. Before her work in the efficiency sector, Ms. Tanner worked for the U.S. and German Navies and served during the First Persian Gulf War as a shipboard operating engineer. She holds Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from the Merchant Marine Academy and a Master of Engineering Management from the George Washington University.

Ms. Tanner will discuss the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense® Program.

Download Stephanie Tanner's Presentation: EPA WaterSense (PDF) (15pp, 225K)

Jeanette Fiess, P.E., LEED ® AP
Electrical Engineer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
(206) 764-3655

Jeanette Fiess is an Electrical Engineer with the Seattle District US Army Corps of Engineers. During her six years with the Corps, she has distinguished herself with her pursuit of sustainability. A graduate of Seattle Pacific University and a Professional Electrical Engineer, Ms. Fiess focuses on ensuring buildings are designed to meet her customer's sustainability requirements. In addition to design work, Ms. Fiess has spent two years at the Ft. Lewis Resident Office working on a construction team.

During her presentation, Ms. Fiess will provide a detailed look at the FY05 Company Operations Facilities. These buildings were designed by the Corps of Engineers, constructed by Absher Construction, and have been occupied for approximately one year. Her presentation will focus on the water savings efforts that went into the design of the facilities. These include a large rainwater catchment system that collects rainwater from the roof and uses that rainwater to flush the toilets.

Download Jeanette Fiess' Presentation: Water Conservation 101: A Fort Lewis Case Study (PDF) (16pp, 750K)

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