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.
Conserving Water through the Latest Updates to High-Efficiency Plumbing Fixtures in Commercial Restrooms
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.
This course seeks to inform architects and LEED professionals, as well as plumbing engineers and designers, about the various aspects of regulatory compliance for plumbing fixtures. The course will review the history and adoption of plumbing codes, standards, and certifications. The course will also provide detailed analysis of how these can help reduce water consumption while maintaining maximum performance.
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.
This presentation will explain how to build green - and save money for your clients in the long run - by following the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) and ASHRAE 189.1 High Performance Building Standard, pointing out baseline measures that complement LEED v4 BD+C: New Construction, and justifying them on an economic basis. By the end of the session, participants will understand how following IgCC/189.1 can benefit the communities that choose to adopt them, lead to green LEED v4 certified buildings, AND provide an economically attractive return on investment for their clients.
EPA is connecting building owners with licensed professionals who are willing to provide verification services on a cost-free, pro bono basis. By performing this valuable public service, licensed professionals will significantly increase the number of ENERGY STAR certified buildings, inspire others to raise the performance level of their facilities, and help an organization of their choice that otherwise would not be recognized for their outstanding achievement.
Municipal sewage systems across the United States contain millions of Btu's of energy flowing every day. This energy source is not only a constant flowing resource but also a constant temperature, which allows operation of conventional heat pumps to extract heat during winter operation and dump heat to this source during summer operation, creating the most operationally efficient infrastructure for building HVAC and plumbing systems. The presentation will review case studies to better understand the options available for heat exchanger applications and the various building systems approaches taken utilizing them.
LEED v4 raises the bar on green buildings and leadership. This session will describe the goals of the rating system and key areas where it’s driving market transformation.
CBRE's LA Office was the first WELL Certified office space in the world. This session will provide attendees with a summary of the lessons learned by all team members alongside considerations and decision points that will help other companies that are pursuing or thinking of pursuing WELL Certification. The session will give the full overview of our WELL Certification pursuit, starting with a brief overview of WELL and moving through the decision making process to WELL Performance Verification.
'Distributed clean renewable energy' and the 'Internet of Things' are in the process of crashing on the shore of civilization's built environment. This presentation will explain how the underlying construct of these technologies will impact our built environment. The course will focus on new participatory energy model of individually net zero powered buildings in a network of smart electric powered microgrids - the ENERNET.