Geberit North America, an AIA/CEU-approved provider, recently announced a new CEU course, “Designing Water Conservation into Buildings: Water Efficiency Enhancing Sustainable Development,” to assist architects in their green design efforts and help them remain current on the latest sustainable building issues. The course amplifies the essence of water scarcity and demonstrates how high-efficiency systems are essential - ultimately affecting total building impact.

The program discusses the expanding role architects play in water efficiency designs. It helps participants better understand the different types of green design tools available for restroom applications. Ultimately, an architect will understand the expanding role water conservation plays in green design, and be able to strike a balance between sustainable needs and design flexibility.

The course brings the following topics into focus:

*The expanding role water conservation plays in green design

*Identifying water efficiency within all aspects of design

*Rediscovering the power of water

*Understanding design tools, including ASHRAE GreenGuide, Alliance for Water Efficiency, USGBC LEED® 2009, and EPA WaterSense®

*Identifying high-efficiency solutions

*The significant positive impact water conservation has on society.

This basic program is created to benefit architects, specifiers, interior designers and other design professionals of every experience level. The program is free and can be presented at a firm, chapter meeting or in a lunch-and-learn setting.

For additional information, contact Geberit North America by phone at 800-566-2100, or online at www.geberit.us.