This webinar will explore new environmental and energy laws, specifically the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and the impact that they have on energy needs and consumption, efficiency, as well as water use and waste management. Many landscape architects and landscape professionals deal with these laws on a daily basis, specifically when pertaining to Title IV, and this course will show attendees how to navigate them.
Energy Conservation / Renewable Energy
Water / Stormwater Management
Health, Safety and Welfare
At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to:
• Discuss how the Energy Independence and Security Act 2007 has changed sustainable building requirements for federal facilities, including comprehensive energy and water evaluations and benchmarking.
• Identify the key Sections of EISA 2007, including: building performance, Energy Savings Performance Contracts reducing petroleum/increasing alternative fuel use, and energy efficient product procurement.
• Explain the importance of the inclusion of energy and water mandates within EISA 2007, including how buildings shall be designed so that the fossil fuel-generated energy consumption of the buildings is reduced.
• Identify new technologies and design approaches from case studies implementing EISA 2007 requirements.
Rumanda Young PhD, RLA, AICP, LEED, AP ND