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Working Water: Plumbing Fixtures for Conservation, Performance and Design

Water is becoming increasingly scarce, costly and energy-intensive. No building can be considered sustainable if it wastes water, and that depends almost entirely on the efficiency of point-of-use plumbing fixtures like toilets, showers, faucets and urinals. Although early attempts at “efficient” fixtures often led to weak showers and toilets that had to be flushed more than once, today’s high-efficiency fixtures use advanced engineering to deliver superior performance while saving dramatic amounts of water in every day use. This course will give you the information you need to select high efficiency fixtures that conserve water, meet rapidly changing codes and standards, and contribute to LEED points, all without sacrificing a drop of style or performance.

Learn At Your Own Pace:

You can take this course and follow along at your own pace. Speed up, slow down, or stop now and finish later. Click "Take the Course Test" to go straight to the test and earn your credits. You'll know immediately if you have earned credits and you will be able to print out your certificate of completion instantly.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of selecting high efficiency plumbing fixtures to use limited water resources sustainably.
  • Evaluate how the newest generation of highly efficient toilets, showers, faucets and other point-of-use plumbing fixtures work differently to conserve water while enhancing performance.
  • Recognize the codes, standards, and programs such as WaterSense and LEED that affect selection of high efficiency plumbing fixtures.
  • Use current information about technologies and trends in high efficiency plumbing fixtures to specify for water conservation, functional performance and aesthetics.

AIA logo Credits: 1.00 HSW

Course Outline:

This course is a presentation designed to earn you 1.00 AIA/CES Learning Unit. Use the onscreen controls to pace the presentation to your liking, and then click "Take the Course Test" to take the exam for this course and earn your credit.

 

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