The AIA|LA Committee on the Environment presents
Residential Greywater Systems for Architects
Wednesday, March 2nd. 6:30PM.
Melendrez - 617 S Olive St #1110, Los Angeles, CA 90014
Learning Units: 1.5 HSW
Water is life, and its sustained delivery comes at an increasing financial and environmental cost. The best way to conserve water is to use it twice. Greywater is lightly-used water from bathing and laundry that can be recaptured and used a second time for landscape irrigation. This saves water, saves money, reduces your carbon footprint, preserves remote aquatic ecosystems, reduces load on sewer and septic systems, protects the bay, and is now perfectly legal. This seminar will provide an overview of Greywater: what it is, how it works, and how to incorporate it into your projects.
· What is greywater and how do these systems work?
· Pros and cons of greywater use
· Legal issues, building codes and permits
· LEED (and LID too!)
· Soil and health concerns
· Examples of typical greywater systems, ranging from low-tech to super-fancy
· LID and Rainwater harvesting
Leigh Jerrard is a licensed architect and the principal of Greywater Corps, a company that designs, installs, and teaches about residential greywater systems as a solution to California’s water crisis. He has installed several hundred greywater systems in the Los Angeles area, ranging from simple gravity-flow systems to 1000 gallon-per-day fully automated systems. Leigh also works with nonprofits, water companies and city agencies to facilitate broader implementation of greywater use; he recently worked with the city of Los Angeles to craft a streamlined permitting process for simple greywater systems. He has lectured or taught workshops at numerous institutions including the LA Natural History Museum, the Huntington Gardens, the LA Arboretum, The 2012 National Greywater Conference and the CLCA Landscape Industry Show.