Wednesday, June 27, 2007

East Bay Green Remodelers Guild presents...Water Catchment & Site Water Management

Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 4:30 - 7:30 pm

- Josiah Cain, Landscape Architect and Ecological Designer, Rana Creek- Bobby Markowitz, Landscape Architect, Earthcraft Design- Billi Romain, Sustainability Coordinator, City of Berkeley

Topic Description:
Managing site water during the life of a building

Josiah Cain has extensive experience in working with ecological design and site water management. The company Rana Creek has civil engineers, architects, landscape architects and biologists that work together for a holistic approach. Several examples will be shown including a greywater supplied infiltration system and constructed wetlands at the Berkeley Eco House.

Bobby Markowitz will show examples of projects, smart landscaping and a few rules of thumb for rainwater from residential roofs including info on the equipment and pumps required; his company’s focus is to design beautiful landscapes that are irrigated by rainwater.

Billi Romain is the Sustainable Development Coordinator for the City of Berkeley where she manages the Green Building Program for both public and private sector projects. She is a city planner with extensive experience in stormwater management. She will give a brief overview on the stormwater management and regulations - from NPDES Stormwater Permit requirements to building codes. Examples will be discussed of local stormwater quality protection; cisterns and rainwater catchment, swales and retention/detention basins.

4:30-5:00 Sign in, Dinner and Networking 5:00-7:00 Topic Presentation (will start promptly)7:00-7:30 Q&A - Open Discussion

Place: - Truitt & White Conference Room, 1817 Second St., Berkeley - Cross Street: Hearst Certified Green Building Professional CEU Value:1.5 - Subject Area: Site/Landscaping/Water

Meeting Cost: $15 per person (with or without meal)

Payment: Cash or check at the door. A receipt can be provided.

Dinner: Dinner will be provided for all attendees who would like one.

RSVP: Please indicate the number in your party and which meeting you are RSVPing for by Monday, July 9th. Pre-registration is required. RSVP to, or call 510-845-0472 ext. 112. Your registration will be confirmed by email the day before the event.

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