Efficient hot water distribution systems route water more efficiently with the added bonus that residents get their hot water much faster. For consumers, this also means a great feeling from not wasting thousands of gallons of water each year, along with the money saved on water bills. At first glance, an efficient hot water layout seems pretty simple … right? But what about that chilly cold water sandwich … can it be avoided? Are there ideal locations for piping? What about the cost implications of different strategies? In this session, you’ll learn about best practices for designing hot water distribution layouts that meet WaterSense and DOE Zero Energy Ready Home program specifications from Jonah Schein of the EPA WaterSense program.
Presenter: Jonah Shein, EPA WaterSense