FRANKLIN PARK, IL – Sloan's newest continuing education course (CEU), "Maximizing Water Efficiency for Sustainable Restroom Design," focusing on high-efficiency solutions for sustainably designed restrooms, is now available. The AIA- and Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI)-approved course offers architects and LEED accredited professionals 1.0 credit hour upon completion.
The "Maximizing Water Efficiency for Sustainable Restroom Design" course provides an overview of water use and trends in the U.S., with a focus on "green building" programs, a discussion on green design restroom applications and how to choose water-saving products.
The course provides an overview of the newest technologies in high efficiency plumbing products and fixtures for sustainable restroom design including practical, economical and environmental benefits of water use and trends, how to choose sustainable products and high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers, and an explanation of how these products apply to new, high performance buildings.
In addition, the course explains LEED v4 and legislative issues affecting commercial water use, along with charts showing sample baseline and design calculations of specifying high-efficiency plumbing.
"LEED v4 has placed a bigger emphasis on designing water efficiencies into high performance buildings by expanding prerequisites to mandate the installation of WaterSense labeled products and requiring the measurement of total potable water use by the building and its grounds," says Patrick Boyle, Director of Corporate Sustainability for Sloan. "This CEU underscores Sloan's position as a market-leading manufacturer of sustainable plumbing products for commercial, industrial and institutional applications and a source of LEED expertise."
The CEU also shows graphs and images that illustrate the need for water- and energy-efficient products by different market segments and applications. In the Water-Saving Products section, the course covers products such as dual-flush flushometers, solar-powered products and low-flow faucets and showerheads.
In fact, Sloan's complete line of water-efficient plumbing products for commercial restrooms can help meet water-reduction goals. They include:
- 1.28 gpf High-Efficiency Toilets (HETs), saving more than 83,000 gallons a year over standard 1.6 gpf toilets,
- Dual-flush HETs, flushing at either 1.6 gpf or 1.1 gpf, which have reduced Portland International Airport's water usage by 30,000 gallons of water a day, and
- 0.5 gpm sensor faucets
Sloan's LEED-Accredited Professionals and technical experts can offer architects and other specifiers guidance in selecting the water- and energy-efficient plumbing products that will best meet their project objectives. More information on Sloan CEU training and education can be found at http://sloanvalve.com/Continuing_Education.aspx
For more information, contact: Sloan Valve Company, 10500 Seymour Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131, visit www.sloanvalve.com, call 800-9-VALVE-9 (800/982-5839) or fax 800/501-3989.