Achieving Net-Positive Water in a commercial setting within the US is a challenging prospect requiring a change in thought to traditional water systems design. Please join the Central Texas LBC Collaborative for a panel discussion exploring the implementation of Net Positive Water.
Overview of the LBC Water Petal
City of Austin Plumbing Code: Alternate Water allowances and available rebates and incentives
Presented by Robert Stefani
Getting to Net Positive Water
Glumace case studies – CSUN Sustainability Center, Glumac Shanghai Office, Arch-Nexus Architectural Office
Presented by Kristopher Haycook
Integral Group case study – Gulf State Parks Interpretive Center’s rainwater-to-potable water system
Presented by Jonathan Robertson
Robert Stefani, Conservation Program Specialist, Austin Water’s Conservation Division
For the past eight years, Robert has worked on initiatives including auxiliary water policy, data analysis and inter-governmental relations. He has served as Austin Water’s liaison to the City of Austin Graywater Working Group and was a Designated Utility Stake Holder for the Water Environment Reuse Foundation’s Risk Based Framework for the Development of Public Health Guidance for Decentralized Non-potable Water Systems. Currently, he is serving as a Commissioner on the US Water Alliance’s National Blue Ribbon Commission for Onsite Non-Potable Water Systems. Robert received his Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from Texas State University specializing in Resource and Environmental Studies.
Kristopher Haycook, Senior Plumbing Designer, Glumac
Kris has been involved in water conservation strategies that help reduce the strain on building water systems for 10 years. At Glumac, Kris has successfully designed water conscious plumbing systems with a specific set of skills in water efficiency and Vacuum Plumbing to achieve net-positive water balance in some of the driest of climates.
Jonathan Robertson, Associate Principal – Lead Mechanical/Plumbing Designer, Integral Group
Jonathan Robertson is a well-respected and well-rounded licensed mechanical engineer with approximately 10-years of experience in the building design industry. His experience focuses primarily on HVAC systems, plumbing systems, energy analysis, and sustainability.
Jonathan has experience with nearly every building type including commercial office space, dry and wet labs, educational campuses, hospitality buildings, museums, data centers, and many more. His expertise has led to several industry firsts, including the first ever WELL Certified collegiate building in the world, and has set the bar as to what is achievable in sustainable design, such as one of the largest rainwater harvesting and reuse systems in the State of California.