PHRC Webinars

Residential Domestic Hot Water: Generation & Distribution

9/12/2017 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Brian Wolfgang (PHRC)


Link to Webinar:


As homes become more energy efficient it is important that the mechanical systems in the home are able to respond to the needs of the building. HVAC systems typically get the most attention, however hot water generation and distribution is often overlooked. These systems, when not properly designed, can waste significant amounts of energy through standby and distribution losses. This webinar will discuss some of the principles of hot water generation (including equipment selection), analyze current code requirements for hot water systems, and will examine best practices for creating an efficient overall domestic hot water system.

Learning Objectives

  1. Explore the components of a domestic hot water system in residential structures, including performance, efficiency, and safety features.
  2. Analyze current options for generating domestic hot water and compare energy efficiency and utility costs of each option.
  3. Discuss common distribution strategies in residential structures for delivering hot water to necessary spaces in a home.
  4. Examine current code requirements and federal standards related to domestic hot water.


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credit

Credit Hours

1.0 L&I Contact Hour, 1.0 PDH, 1.0 AIA LU|HSW, 1.0 ICC Contact Hour (0.1 CEU), 1.0 NARI hour/CEU

Tags: Energy Efficiency, Energy Codes, and Green Building



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