Manage Energy and Water Use: Cost-Cutting Strategies

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This webinar is approved for 1 AIA Learning Unit (LU) for Continuing Education.







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Creating a truly high-performance facility doesn’t stop at energy reduction. Combine energy and water strategies to achieve net-zero objectives and lower your facility’s impact on local natural resources.


Learning Objectives
  • Determine how to establish your facility’s water footprint.
  • Develop strategies for non-potable water sources, water recovery and reuse, and reduction of water consumption in existing buildings.
  • See why a dual focus on energy and water savings is the best strategy for lowering operational costs.
  • Understand how to use continuous monitoring of energy systems to inform maintenance practices.




Daniel Hellmuth, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP Principal


Dan Hellmuth is a principal and co-founder of H+B Architects with over thirty years of experience in Sustainable Design, Interpretive Centers, Higher Education, K-12, Municipal, Historic Preservation & Sustainable Community Development Planning. Dan was part of the original steering committee that established the St. Louis Regional Chapter of the USGBC and served as its first chairman. As principal and project manager, Dan is hands-on all of his projects. Dan serves as Development Chair for the Park Central Development Committee where he facilitated a Sustainable Form-Based Code for the Central West End District. Dan served as project architect on one of the world’s first Living Building Challenge certified projects and was honored as a Living Building Hero at the Living Futures Conference in 2013.. He speaks regularly across the country on various sustainable design and planning themes. 


Matthew L. Ford, PE, CPD, LEED AP, CxA


Mr. Ford is a co-founder of Solutions AEC, and is Principal in Charge of Mechanical Engineering.  Mr. Ford has worked in the design and construction industry since 1995.  Prior to founding SAEC he was a Project Manager/Engineer at one of the region’s largest design/build contractors.  Mr. Ford’s leadership and mechanical engineering experience encompass a wide range of complicated interrelated mechanical systems and equipment.  His experience includes engineering and managing biomedical engineering buildings, large commercial buildings for Fortune 500 companies, hospital projects, higher education and large institutional projects.

In addition, Mr. Ford has participated in varying capacities in the design, construction, and commissioning process of numerous LEED Certified/Certifiable projects.  Mr. Ford’s commitment to sustainability started even before becoming a LEED AP in 2003.  Since that time he has served SAECs clients as the Engineer of Record (EOR) on over 20 projects and the LEED Commissioning Agent on over 15 projects registered or certified with the USGBC.  In addition, he was the EOR for the Tyson Living Learning Center which received the world’s first Living Building Challenge certification.  Mr. Ford served as the project executive for this Net Zero Energy and Net Zero Water Project for Washington University.


John Hazlett, LEED AP


Mr. John Hazlett, LEED AP O+M is a Manager-Water Footprinting Services with 15 years of experience working in energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling and stormwater management.  Prior to joining Williams Creek, John was the Director of the Office of Sustainability for the City of Indianapolis, where he led the implementation of the Mayor’s SustainIndy initiative and secured over $18 million in federal grant funds for various sustainability projects.  John also developed and managed the City’s Sustainable Facilities Initiative, an energy and water conservation retrofit of 61 City facilities highlighted by a deep energy retrofit of the 50 year old City County Building that earned the EPA ENERGY STAR label.  John’s work on the initiative earned him the Mayor’s Performance Award in 2010 and the project was the winner of the 2013 Indiana Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence.  His extensive experience includes working for municipal and county government in Portland, Oregon in stormwater management and helping industrial and commercial customers meet their internal sustainability goals through facility audits.  Currently, John assists corporate, higher education and healthcare clients develop strategies to reduce their water footprint by identifying opportunities to minimize, capture and reuse water.  John holds a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Portland State University with a specialization in Environmental Planning.  John also currently serves as a Supervisor on the Board of the Marion County Soil and Water Conservation District.