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The GreenHome Institute’s – “Practically Perfect Plumbing Part 2” – Free CE Webinar

August 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

See some new information, review a hands-on demo and get your project reviewed

About this event

Following up on part 1, which you can catch here on the GHI youtube channel, Gary will continue with updates, and new things learned about how to right-size the plumbing system for saving energy, water, and cost, increasing system performance, and occupant comfort.

During this session, we will go over a calculator tool for plumbing design and sizing, see a live demonstration, and ahead of time, GHI members and project teams may submit their project plumbing plans ahead time to get them graded on how perfect they are, and we will go over a few during the webinar.

Bonus – How does all this help you do better in Green Building and LEED for Homes?

Continuing Education Units (CEUS) 1 hour in

  • LEED AP HOMES and Green Associates
  • Building Performance Institute (BPI) NonWholeHouse
  • American Institute of Architects – AIA (HSW) (PENDING)
  • Certified Green Professional (NARI & CGP)
  • Certified GreenHome Professional (CGHP)
  • AIBD
  • State Architect / Builder License may be applicable

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify more design strategies you did not know about (hot) water and LEED V4 Homes BD+C EA efficient hot water distribution

2. Understand the pressure drops, how and why they occur and how it connects with LEED V4 Homes BD+C EA efficient hot water distribution

3. Verify that the amount of water, energy and time it takes for hot water to arrive at a fixture is significantly larger than the volume that is in the pipe and how this connects with LEED V4 Homes BD+C EA efficient hot water distribution

4. Compare the pressure drop through modern fittings with the values in our engineering tables and how it releases to LEED V4 Homes BD+C EA efficient hot water distribution

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.

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