This CPD is an introduction to the main issues around sustainable water use in the UK concentrating on the environmental pressures to reduce demand and how to do so most effectively. The seminar covers the measures that building professionals can use to reduce water demand in buildings, whether commercial, public or domestic, new build or existing. Water efficient appliances are covered in depth, and the concepts of rainwater and greywater as possible alternative sources to using potable water are introduced. The costs and payback of different solutions are stated and the CPD ensures that delegates understand the carbon loads of different types of water.
The environmental problem of stormwater run off and the solution of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) is also covered briefly.