Hot Water Electrification: Methods to Reduce First Costs, Embodied Carbon, and Operating Costs

Producing domestic hot water is costly in terms of energy required to physically heat water, and financially when opting to use electricity to do so. Advances in DHW system efficiencies and industry best practices can mitigate these operational costs to a degree. Other good news is that the recently adopted MA plumbing code now allows engineered water systems, leading to additional first cost savings and reduced embodied carbon. This session will quantify how an engineered approach can result in meaningful upfront savings and ongoing dividends when it comes to dollars and carbon.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm

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Marina 1

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BOC: 1 credit hour
MA CSL: 1 credit hour (Energy)
NAHB: 1 credit hour
NARI: 1 credit hour
PHI: Credit offered for full conference attendance
Phius: Credit offered for each full conference day
RESNET: Credit offered for each full conference day

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify opportunities for improving hot water systems in our buildings.
  • Advocate for implementation of new code that allows for engineered downsizing of potable water piping.
  • Expect your engineers to design better DHW systems per new MA plumbing code.
  • Pursue opportunities to learn more about better plumbing designs.

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