Water Features & Sustainable Design: Balancing Captivation & Conservation
Water is not only a vital resource but an essential element of life that entertains, attracts and soothes. It is also something that needs to be used with care and conserved. This course discusses how to balance the desire for water features in and around our buildings with the need to design sustainably. It will review energy, water and space conservation techniques and illustrate them with case studies of water features from around the world.
Sustainable Development & Design
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
Explain how a integrative process approach to water feature design can help meet sustainable design goals.
Describe the psychological benefits of being near water.
Discuss water conservation strategies involving common types of alternate source water options.
Summarize design considerations for optimizing water feature spaces.
Define the various energy-conserving technologies that are available, including smart controls, timer systems, and air-driven fountain effects.
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