PGE - High Performance Residential Hot Water Systems

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Also Offered March 26 (Monday, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm) Napa--Builders Exchange
April 17 (Tuesday, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm) Berkeley--Truitt & White
Description Water heating is typically the largest baseload and the second or third largest energy end use in homes, with significant energy and water wasted by inefficient equipment and systems. This class focuses on improving the performance of both new and existing hot water systems including water heaters, piping, and hot water outlets. Topics include drainwater heat recovery, evaluating existing hot water systems, and integration with solarthermal.
Audience Level Newer designs in water transport and heating can dramatically reduce installation and energy costs. For builders, plumbers, architects or anyone interested in improving water efficiencies.
Agenda
Introductions and Safety Announcements
Do You Know Anyone Who Waits a Long Time to Get Water Somewhere in His or Her House?
Have Any of Your Customers Ever Complained About Waiting for Hot Water?
Do You Build in Communities That Make You Guarantee the Water Supply Beforehand?
How to Deliver Hot Water to Every Fixture, Wasting No More Than 1 Cup of Water
Waiting for Hot Water to Arrive?
Energy Transfer Mitigation
Steps That Can Be Taken to Reduce Unnecessary Losses from Hot Water Systems
The Most Cost Effective Way to Build a Hot Water System
Wrap-up, Q&A, Post-course evaluation
Instructor(s)
Gary Klein

Gary Klein, President of Affiliated International Management, LLC, has been intimately involved in energy efficiency and renewables since 1973. One-fourth of his career was spent in Lesotho, South Africa, and the rest of his career has been spent in the United States. Gary has a passion for hot water: getting into it, getting out of it, and efficiently delivering it to meet customers' needs. Currently, Gary assists with the administration of the Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program at the California Energy Commission in Sacramento. He is also the chair of the recently formed Task Force on Residential Hot-Water-Distribution Systems. He recently published a series of three articles in Plumbing Systems & Design Magazine. The magazine is the official publication of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers. It targets plumbing engineers, designers, specifiers, code officials, contractors, manufacturers, master plumbers, and other plumbing officials.

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Cost No fee for this program
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Location: 
Auburn--Holiday Inn