Free Green Building Webinar: Practically Perfect Plumbing, May 19, 12 pm EST

  • 19 May 2021
  • Start time : 12:00 PM
  • End time : 01:00 PM
  • Event Host : Green Home Institute
plumbing, water efficiency
Event Description

Once we build a very high-performance building from the perspective of heating, cooling and ventilation and install high efficiency lighting and plug loads, we are left with what to do about (hot) water. Hot water is a system: heater, distribution piping, plumbing fixtures and appliances, waste heat that runs down the drain. Cold water is a system too. Overlay occupant behavior and then change technologies from what we are used to. To top it off, the way most of us were taught to design hot water systems is based on information that is more than 50 years out of date. This session will present practical measures you can incorporate into your next project that result in high performance (hot) water systems and very satisfied customers.

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Green Home Institute
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • Instructor: Gary Klein

      Gary Klein, President of Gary Klein & Associates, Inc. has been intimately involved in energy efficiency and renewable energy since 1974. One fifth of his career was spent in the Kingdom of Lesotho, the rest in the United States. Mr. Klein has a passion for hot water: getting into it, getting out of it and efficiently delivering it to meet customer's needs. After serving 19 years with the California Energy Commission, he has provided consulting on sustainability since 2008, with an emphasis on the water-energy-carbon connection. Mr. Klein received a BA from Cornell University in 1975 with an Independent Major in Technology and Society with an emphasis on energy conservation and renewable energy.

      The International Association of Plumber and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) recognized his efforts in 2014 presenting him their Green Professional of the Year award. In 2015 the Department of Energy awarded him the Jeffrey A. Johnson Award for Excellence in in the Advancement of Building Energy Codes.
  • Cost
    • FREE Event
  • Event type
    • Online/Webinar

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