High Performance Hot Water: On the Path to Deep Energy Reductions


With the 1000 Home Challenge as the context, evaluate the opportunity for deep reductions of water heating energy. Using a systems approach that integrates water heaters, plumbing, fixtures, and occupant behavior, Gary Klein describes a comprehensive process for reducing hot water and energy use while improving actual service and user satisfaction. Part 1 discusses principles of effective water heating and how to evaluate hot water systems in existing homes. Part 2 presents case studies that apply these concepts, and the opportunity to get your questions answered.

By attending Part 1, attendees will:

  1. Understand typical residential water heating loads and the levels of reduction needed to meet the Thousand Home Challenge
  2. Learn how to evaluate existing hot water systems for energy and water reduction opportunities, and
  3. Recognize the characteristics of, and equipment available for, high performance water heating systems.

By attending Part 2, attendees will:

  1. Learn from case studies that apply the principles and technologies discussed in the first webinar,
  2. Better understand the advantages of a systems approach to reducing water heating energy use, and
  3. Get their questions answered.


Gary Klein, Presenter

Affiliated International Management, LLC, provides consulting on sustainability through an international team of affiliates. He has been intimately involved in energy efficiency and renewable energy since 1973. Gary has a passion for hot water: getting into it, getting out of it, and efficiently delivering it to meet customers' needs. In addition to presenting seminars to audiences throughout the United States, Gary has been working to develop better language for codes and standards with the goal of getting all new hot water systems to be "good" by 2015.