Facilities Water Conservation and Management (FWCM)

This course teaches facilities professionals the technologies that optimize water and system efficiency and promote sustainability and conservation resulting in a high-performance, water-conserving building. Students will gain an understanding of how water consumption in a building is a function of operating the building. They will also learn how to create a comfortable and aesthetically pleasing environment for tenants. Instructors will articulate the federal government’s need for reduction in water consumption as specified in Executive Order (EO) 13693.

The FWCM class includes:

• Laws, Executive Orders and Regulations

• LEED and Guiding Principles

• Water Cycle and Geographical Impacts on Water

• Building Water Audit

• Storm Water Management

• Sediment and Erosion Control

• Rainwater Harvesting

• Condensate Collection

• Landscaping and Pollinators

• Eco-Machine

• Restroom Water Conservation

• First Energy Program

• Pollution

• Boilers/Chillers Water Chemistry



The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) provides education programs, energy services, engineering services, and facility condition assessments to Pennsylvania state agencies, the federal government, and nonprofit organizations. The organization aims to advance its customers’ facilities engineering objectives through applied research, education, and innovation.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

Marion Place, Suite 414

135 East Nittany Avenue

State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-865-7615

Fax: 814-863-7835