Free Rebuilding Workshop on Installing an Energy Efficient Hot Water System
1:00pm - 5:00pm North Coast Builders Exchange
1030 Apollo Way , Santa Rosa, CA 95407
The County of Sonoma’s Energy and Sustainability Division and Sonoma Clean Power are partnering with PG&E to offer free workshops on rebuilding for comfort, durability and energy efficiency.
The last session in the series, Energy and Time Efficient Hot Water Systems for New Homes, is from 1pm-5pm June 1 at North Coast Builders Exchange in Santa Rosa.
How can we reduce energy used for delivery and heating of water while also managing the volume of water used? Hot water systems include heater, distribution piping, plumbing fixtures and appliances, and the capture of waste heat that would otherwise run down the drain. Water heating has changed considerably in the past 20 years with increased adoption of on-demand and heat pump technologies. Distribution systems have also been rethought. Occupant behavior has a big effect as well.
This session, intended for all audiences, home owners, construction veterans, and all other professionals, will address the following questions:
- What is the most energy, water and time efficient way to install a hot water distribution system for a given floor plan?
- When should you install water heaters in multiple locations?
- What would be more efficient floor plans from a hot water perspective?
- When is it appropriate to use drain water heat recovery systems?
- How can these considerations be integrated into good building design?
Each session in the series stands on its own. Lunch will be provided for class participants.