PGE - High Performance Residential Hot Water Systems
|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.|
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.
|Cost||No fee for this program|