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|Module 1||Course Introduction - What is Water Efficiency?|
What do we mean by Water Efficiency and why is this important? What is covered in this course? In this module we answer those questions and gain a general understanding of the fixtures and systems that will be covered.
|Unit 1||What is Water Efficiency?|
|Module 2||Faucets, Showers, and Pipe Insulation|
In this module you will learn what it takes to verify whether a fixture is water efficient, what pipes require insulation for efficiency, and how to model these items.
|Unit 1||Faucets, Showers, and Pipe Insulation|
|Unit 2||Faucets, Showers, and Pipe Insulation Quiz|
|Module 3||Plumbing Systems Design|
This module dives into the design of plumbing systems and how to decipher these on plan sets. You will learn the difference between a standard plumbing system and one that incorporates recirculation piping and pumps. We will cover how to model each of the types of systems, what to do if there are multiple systems, as well as how to calculate and model the distance from the farthest fixture to the water heater as well as loop distances.
|Unit 1||Plumbing Systems Design|
|Unit 2||Plumbing Systems Design Quiz|
|Module 4||Recirculation Systems|
This module explains recirculation systems, how to recognize them, how to determine the type of system controls involved, and how to determine pump efficiency. You also learn how to model each type of recirculation system you might find and understand the differences between single family and multi family modeling for these systems.
|Unit 1||Recirculation Systems|
|Unit 2||Recirculation Systems Quiz|
|Module 5||Drain Water Heat Recovery|
In this module you will learn what a Drain Water Heat Recovery system is and how it works as well as the information needed to accurately model this type of system.
|Unit 1||Drain Water Heat Recovery|
|Unit 2||Drain Water Heat Recovery Quiz|
|Module 6||Hot Water Distribution Compactness Factor|
The 2021 IECC introduced the ability to verify efficiencies gained by reducing the length of pipe needed to move hot water from the water heater to hot water using fixtures. This HWDS Compactness Factor provides the ability to prove efficiencies in the design of the plumbing system. This module describes the theory and application of this calculation as well as how to model the results.
|Unit 1||Hot Water Distribution System Compactness Factor|
|Unit 2||Hot Water Distribution Compactness Factor (HWDS) Quiz|
|Module 7||Water Efficiency Modeling Final Exam|
This module holds the final exam for the course.
|Unit 1||Water Efficiency Modeling Final Exam|