The EnergySmart Academy has been part of the successful team that developed the Water Efficiency Rating Score (WERS) and was awarded a Sustainable Santa Fe Commission award in 2015. The WERS tool is the first of it's kind performance-based water use assessment tool. It currently qualifies for the New Mexico Sustainable Tax Credit submission. This tool provides a full analysis of onsite water use for homes and multi-tenants buildings. SFCC currently is the only institution accredited in the nation to offer this training for certified verifiers, interested water professionals and authorized trainers. For more information about the WERS program, see this website.
This three day, in-person course is a Verifier course to prepare the student to take the WERS certification written and practical exams. The course covers many aspects of water efficiency in housing; however, it is expected that the student have prior knowledge about landscaping & irrigation, basics of house construction & plumbing systems, building codes, and alternative water sources which will not be covered in this class but may be in the exam material. All information not taught in the class can be found through ARCSA, the EPA, the Florida WaterStar program and the Irrigation Association. Please contact us for more detailed information and resources about this extra material. See this article by Allison Bailes about our training.
Price: $595 includes the WERS exams.
March 28 - 30. Please email us to be put on the list for this course.
May 31 - June 2.
Extra Resources for Review Prior to Taking the Class
LIDS document - Review this for an understanding of outdoor irrigation and drip irrigation
Review this website