Rethink Water Heating
Monday, April 19, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm EDT
The challenge for plumbing design professionals is finding the right balance between performance and efficiency in water heating systems. The information covered in this presentation is applicable across the commercial, residential, and industrial built environment. A review of plumbing code requirements and insights into specification considerations will be shared. This ASPE and AIA accredited course will identify types of water heating technologies with a focus on tankless electric water heater (TEWH) function and design. Technology selection challenges are discussed with a consideration of balance in the overall design (look and feel), functionality, and performance while ensuring compliance with both local and national codes.
- Upon completion participants will understand service water heating codes that dictate design parameters for safe and efficient hot water delivery. Codes: UL, UPC, IPC, IECC, ANSI, NEC.
- Upon completion participants will understand differences between traditional and non-traditional types of water heating technologies, identify strengths and limitations of each in commercial and residential water heating applications.
- Participants will interpret and compare design savings and benefits of TEWH versus tank-type systems, TEWH attributes and advantages. Examples to select and size for specific applications are given.
- Participants will understand how TEWH can be applied, with TEWH system design outcomes, and how TEWH supports reduced carbon, net zero, and zero emission initiatives will be realized.