Home Case Study - Water Efficiency for Tomorrow

Mike Brent - Water Resources Manager, Cascade Water Alliance


BIO: Michael Brent is the Water Resources Manager for Cascade Water Alliance, a King County drinking water provider serving 350,000 residents and 20,000 businesses east of Lake Washington. He manages the water conservation programs for Cascade’s seven cities and water districts, which serve to extend existing water supplies and prepare for a more sustainable tomorrow.


LINKS:


Project overview, benchmark goals, and an informative set of blog posts on the development of zHome. http://z-home.org/


The Environmental Protection Agency’s, WaterSense Program help to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services. http://www3.epa.gov/watersense/index.html


zHome helped established a new Built Green level of certification beyond the current five star system. The new standard is called “Emerald Star”. http://www.builtgreen.net/index.cfm?/Certify-Projects/Get-Checklists


Here is the checklist that builders use to be certified Emerald Star. http://www.builtgreen.net/library/documents/Checklists/Emerald_Star_Checklist.pdf


Short video on Seattle's first Built Green Emerald Star Certified Home by the developer/builder team at Dwell. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ac32LSsmTw0 


About the vision, goals and projects of the Cascade Water Alliance: http://cascadewater.org/