Restroom design for educational facilities has unique considerations, and further differences arise when planning for K-12 or higher education projects. Budget and maintenance are top concerns for both sectors, but building operators and designers must deal with the reality that the majority of users are youths who may not be mature enough to properly care for these heavy-traffic spaces. Sustainability and ADA compliance are also chief concerns in restroom design.
Well-designed bathrooms with high-quality materials and smart technology provide numerous advantages for users, whether in luxury residences or commercial buildings. This course will discuss high-quality, innovative bathroom products and their advantages, including occupant well-being, safety, accessibility, sustainability and increased home values. The course will also cover the four activity areas in the bathroom in relation to material science, technological advancements and smart design.
Healthcare facilities deal with diverse challenges, from the transmission of infectious diseases to the growing population of bariatric patients; they can help address these challenges and provide a healthier, safer environment through the use of specialized plumbing products and features. This learning unit provides an overview of technologies and products specific to healthcare settings, discusses ADA requirements and reviews products that enhance the safety and comfort of patients and visitors.
Commercial facilities using reclaimed water for flushing toilets and urinals should be mindful of the negative impact this harsher water can have on the plumbing systems, including flushometers. New flushometers are available that have been specifically engineered for reclaimed water applications.
This course will cover the importance of water conservation, how reclaimed water contributes to water conservation, the risks that reclaimed water poses for traditional flushometers, and how new reclaimed water flushometers address these risks, as well as reclaimed water flushometer options available on the market today.
Sensing technologies based on electronics are often used for hands-free activation of plumbing fittings such as faucets to improve user accessibility, overall hygiene, and restroom cleanliness. Electronic plumbing fittings offer sanitary, touch-free operation, while conserving water and energy because they only dispense water when the sensor detects a user and can also limit water delivery duration.
The advantages of sensor-operated faucets extend beyond the public restroom to almost any other type of handwashing station, especially in applications requiring the highest levels of cleanliness. This course will cover how electronic sensor faucets improve hygiene in commercial settings and contribute to water conservation. Electronic sensor faucet technologies, applications, and industry regulations will be discussed.
Conserving Water through the Latest Updates to High-Efficiency Plumbing Fixtures in Commercial Restrooms (Print Course)
Water scarcity is getting worse in many parts of the U.S. and the world, which has led to an increase in "green" legislation, codes, and standards, as well as greater recognition and adoption of LEED certification. In turn, this has led to a continued increase in sales of High-Efficiency Toilet (HET) and High-Efficiency Urinal (HEU) fixtures. This drive for water conservation and demand for high-efficiency plumbing products will only increase over time. This course will discuss how manufacturers are responding to this need with new toilet and urinal technologies.
Ultra High-Efficiency Toilets Help Professionals and Consumers Fight Back Against Brutal Drought Conditions
Ultra high-efficiency toilets conserve water and energy, saving money on utility bills. Get a return on investment and a return on the environment.
Manufactured in North America, CPVC-based piping solutions from FlowGuard Gold offer the best solution in long-term durability, reduced material costs and fast install times. Protect your reputation and homeowner value by choosing quality materials.
Codes are critical to the engineering and installation of plumbing systems - existing as a guide for jurisdictions everywhere. Staying educated on relevant codes, changes and updates is an important part of every professional's job.
FlowGuard Gold® systems deliver the proven performance traditional copper piping and other plastic systems simply cannot.