Ecovie Selected to Present at the ILFI Annual Conference in Washington DC

Presentation Topic: Achieving Water Petal with Potable Rainwater Systems
When: May 5, 2023 @10:00 AM-10:55 AM ET
Where: Washington DC
Presenters: Robert Drew, CEO Ecovie Water Management and Shayla Woodhouse, Project Engineer Biohabitats

We invite you to join us for Living Future 2023 in Washington, D.C., where advocates and thought leaders in regenerative building, climate justice, materials health, and biophilic design will meet under the theme of Advocacy + Belonging.

For many years, Ecovie and Biohabitats have worked with wide variety of teams and team members to design, permit, supply, and startup several systems using Potable rainwater system to achieve Water Petal status. Each project had unique challenges in permitting, design, and implementation and each was/is in a different part of the US. We explore the fun and not so fun aspects of these challenges, approaches taken, and results, including things we did differently on each subsequent project. We wrap up with a look ahead to the upcoming Water Petal projects which are in the works.


  • Summarize why the regulatory process is dependent on project type and location based on unique needs, diverse players.
  • Discuss a precedent design challenge and possible solution(s) for the future.
  • Explain the applicability of the Safe Drinking Water Act for a potable rainwater system.
  • Describe the importance of operations and maintenance for a potable rainwater system.


This session has been approved for: 

  • 1 LFA General credit
  • 1 AIA LU|HSW

The Living Future 2023 conference will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Located in the heart of the city, you’ll be within walking distance of the White House, the U.S Capitol Building, the Smithsonian Museums, many of Washington, D.C.’s finest hotels and other prominent businesses, historical sites and cultural organizations.

Keep an eye on the Location section of the LF23 website for upcoming information on accommodations, travel and transportation, and more.

We look forward to hosting LF23 in our nation’s beautiful capitol!

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