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Bio: Russ Jackson

 

Shortly after graduating from the Georgia Tech in 1999, Russ Jackson installed his first rainwater harvesting system as part of a volunteer school construction project in Cross Keys, Jamaica. The formative experience Russ had in Jamaica was the catalyst for his pursuit of a career in water sustainability. Upon returning to the US Russ again attended Georgia Tech and received his Master's Degree in Integrated Project Delivery Systems.


Armed with years of construction management experience and education Russ started Atlanta's first full service rainwater harvesting design and installation firm. Since that time Russ has co-authored the Atlanta Potable Rainwater Ordinance, been a founding member of SERHSA, and made numerous public speaking appearances at water related conferences and technical symposiums around the US. Currently Russ sits on the Rainwater Harvesting Design Standards Committee for the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, the Rainwater Harvesting Design Standards Committee for the Irrigation Association, and is Vice President of Sales for the largest distributor of rainwater harvesting system components in North America, Rainharvest Systems. Russ is also a LEED AP and an American Rainwater Catchment System Association AP.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994-1999
  • Masters of Science, Integrated Project Delivery Systems, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2004-2006LEED AP
  • ARCSA APProject Manager with ENR top 50 US General Contracting Firm
  • Owner of RWH Design and Installation Firm
  • VP Sales RainHarvest Systems

ARCSA Experience

-Installed Rainwater Harvesting System on a Primary School in Cross Keys Jamaica, Volunteer - 2000
-Key Member/Coordinator on conference committee for successful ARCSA conference in Decatur, GA - 2009
-Speaker at 2009 ARCSA Conference - Decatur, GA
-Co-Author and key coordinator of the Atlanta Potable Rainwater Ordinance - 2009-2011
-Speaker at 2010 ARCSA Conference - Austin, TX
-Panel member at "RWH for Potable Applications, An Expert Panel Discussion", a USGBC sponsored event with Bob Boulware and Dr. Dennis Lye.
-Member of the joint ARCSA/ASPE Rainwater Design and Installation Standard Technical Committee 2011-present
-Brokered MOU between ARCSA and the IA (Irrigation Association).
-Member of the Rainwater Harvesting Design Standard Formation Committee with the IA
-Authored/Co-authored numerous articles for the Atlanta Journal Constitution on benefits of RWH
-Owned RWH design and installation firm from 2007-2009
-Guest Speaker at numerous ARCSA,ASPE,IA, USGBC events as well as multiple universities on the topic of RWH.
-Made equipment donations to ARCSA/Billy Kniffen for training classes.
-Founding member SERHSA (Southeast Rainwater Harvesting Systems Association)
-Vice President Of Sales at RainHarvest Systems (ARCSA sponsor and largest stocking distributor of RWH components in North America)


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