Resource efficient design chapter from the CIPHE's Plumbing Engineering Services Design Guide.
Conservation has been described as the careful management and preservation of natural resources and the environment. Environmental Issues such as climate change, ozone layer destruction along with air and water pollution are having a greater impact on building designs than in the past.
For Building Services, regulations are in place to help in the design of space heating and hot and cold water services. The CIPHE supports all initiatives that seek to reduce the use of energy and to rely where possible on renewable energy sources. This section of the Guide has been compiled to give a broad view on aspects of installations where these valuable resources can be saved.
Some of these aspects are covered elsewhere throughout the Guide, but this section has greater detail to give the designer/installer a better understanding, helping to achieve that all-important Resource Efficient Design.
- Energy efficiency
- Water efficiency and conservation
- Water conservation measures.
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