Event Title:

North Bay Guild


Sponsored By:

Build It Green

Event Date/Time:

Start: 3/14/2012 5:00:00 PM
End: 3/14/2012 7:00:00 PM


David Rain Ortiz
AP Rainwater Harvesting & Graywater Gardens
Director of Sustainability , Sales & Training


Marin Builders Association


Mar 14, 2012 2:00 PM
Mar 14, 2012 2:00 PM

Event Deadline:

03/14/2012 14:00

Event Notes:

Topic:  Rainwater Harvesting & Graywater Reuse: Tips of the Trade
David Rain Ortiz of AP Rainwater Harvesting & Graywater Gardens will talk about practical solutions for rainwater catchment and diversion, graywater reuse, rain gardens, and swale techniques, giving you a hands-on look at integrated systems that recycle and access new sources of water.

He'll also cover technologies like atmospheric water generation and ultra-filtration devices that purify drinking water. Learn how to diversify your water sources and save money on bills while helping to replenish our water table.
Presentation Team: Larysa Shmorhay
Certified Green Building Professional CEU Value: 1.5 credits
5:00-5:15 Sign In
5:15-5:30 Networking Exercise
5:30-6:30 Topic Presentation
6:30-7:00 Open Discussion  
Registration:  Pre-registration on our website is encouraged and incentivized and is available until 2pm on Wednesday, March 14th.  When preregistering online, folks can pay by credit card or choose to pay at the door with check or credit card.   
Pre-Registered Prices: 
$10 /Members
$15 /Non-Members   
Door Price (Not Pre-Registered): 
$15 /Members and Non-Members  
Transportation Tips:   Parking lot is available for attendees.  Build It Green encourages carpooling to our events and we recommend posting comments in the section below to make arrangements with other attendees.  
Things To Bring:  Attendees are encouraged to bring business cards for networking purposes.    
About the Guilds: Hear from expert speakers on the latest green building issues and share your own experience with your peers. Meetings take place monthly in the South Bay, East Bay, North Bay, and San Francisco.  Learn more!

Event Comments:

Cancellation Policy:  No refunds will be given for cancellations or no-shows due to our limited venue capacity. Registered attendees can transfer their credit to another colleague (i.e. go in their place) for the same Guild Meeting - not for another Guild Meeting.

Speaker Information:

As the co-founder of AP Rainwater Harvesting & Graywater Gardens, David Ortiz has been able to take a advantage of his 20-year career in the building trades and apply water sustainability technologies that solidly define the new best business practices. He is a Quality Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) qualified instructor and a pioneer in the movement to address the needs of local communities through innovative rainwater harvesting and graywater garden systems. He reports to the International Indian Water Working Group (IIWWG) and helped plan the first Indian Tribal Water Summit with the CA Dept. of Water Resources (DWR). He is an active participant at the Sonoma County Water Coalition and a stakeholder in the State Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) Graywater Code Summit 2009 and contributed to the final version of Chapter 16 (California graywater code).
He was a contributor to the Building Standard Commission’s most recent dual plumbing system meetings. He is also a contributor to the Sonoma County Department of Agriculture’s official rain harvesting manual and helped to edit and write the “Tribal Water Stories”. He currently spearheads the advancement of green technologies on native lands and is an experienced educator and storyteller who brings Native American tales to life in combination with traditional music to inspire and teach water conservation, land stewardship and respect for nature’s ways to children, community groups, businesses and schools.

Contact Name:

  Karen Beck

Contact Phone:

  510-590-3360 x116

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