A new locally focused EEBA Educational Event for Builders, Designers, Contractors & Code Officials


Water Efficiency for Builders & Designers – Presented by Gary Klein
July 28, 2016

Water has become a major issue in building new homes – from managing stormwater for the development and on individual home sites, to landscaping and irrigation choices, to plumbing fixtures and appliances, to the potential of using greywater and rainwater – water is an increasingly important part of the new construction process.  In addition, as we build more thermally efficient dwellings and install more energy efficient appliances, hot water use has grown to become the 1st or 2nd largest energy use in the home.  People’s expectations of the performance of their water systems has increased, not to mention that many areas of the country are experiencing stresses on their water supply and quality.

This full day seminar will provide participants a framework for understanding the relationship of water to the sites they develop and the buildings they build. Outdoor water use; indoor water use, both hot and cold; and advanced systems such as rainwater and greywater will be discussed, and how best to integrate these components into effective systems in upcoming projects will be explained. 

Registration Opens: 8:00 am
Welcome/Exhibits Open & Breakfast Served 9:30-10
Session: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Exhibits, Hors d'oeuvres & Networking  5:00 to 7:00pm

Sponsored by:


EEBA Local Toolbox:  Tools, Training & Techniques for Building High Performance, Energy Efficient Homes in Arizona & the Desert Southwest

A full day interactive training seminar for Builders, Designers, Trade Allies & Code Officials with Multiple Presenters

July 29, 2016

  • Welcome Presentation by Susan Buchan of EEBA and Sharon Bonesteel of SRP
  • Houses That Work Lite:  High Performance Building Science with Gord Cooke
  • Builder Panel:  Marketing Energy Efficient Houses - Dave Everson, Mandalay Homes; CR Herro, Meritage Homes & Richard Barna, Pepper Viner Homes
  • ENERGY STAR v3.0 Rev 08 - Recent Permit Changes & Program Updates - Dean Gamble,  Aaron Holden, Thomas Cochran & Brad Townsend
  • Water Efficiency Best Practices - Gary Klein
  • Building Official/Code Panel: Local Officials discuss what they are seeing and what they want to see in High Performance Housing - Moderator: Sharon Bonesteel, Rich Franz-Under, Anthony Floyd & Michael Abegg
  • Practical Compliance with the IECC 2012 and 2015 for Builders - Daran Wastchak, DR Wastchak
  • Moving Your HERS:  How to Get to HERS 70, 60 and 50 cost-effectively - Brad Townsend, EFL
  • Ventilation Best Practices in Hot Dry Climates - Greg Cobb, iEngineer and Daran Wastchak, DR Wastchak

Registration Opens, Exhibits Open & Breakfast Served:  7:30-8:30am
Welcome Presentation with Susan Buchan, EEBA and Sharon Bonesteel, SRP:  8:00-8:30am
Sessions:  8:30am to 4:15pm

4:15 - 5:15 Networking & Hors d'oeuvres - Exhibit Tables Open



  • BPI
  • ICC
    (All CEUs approved for Water Efficiency course; pending for Day 2)


PERA Club 
1 East Continental Drive
Tempe, AZ  85281

Local Sponsors

Arizona Public Service Southwest Gas


For more information contact: Nancy or Jill at 612.325.5719 or nancy@eeba.org or jill@eeba.org.


Both Day Registration: $125 
$175 after July 15

Single Day Registration: $75
$100 after July 15

Registration Deadline
July 25, 2016

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