Tankless water heater technology helped a California developer make the best use of space and track tenant energy consumption.
October 8, 2018
In rehabbing the space that would become the cutting-edge food emporium 4th Street Market, developer Ryan Chase had two goals: locate the water-heaters on the roof and track fuel consumption usage by tenant. Tankless technology helped him achieve both.
Capturing and reclaiming water, once an idea primarily of interest to environmentalists, is serious business today as municipalities’ aging water infrastructures and shrinking budgets are under stress. Combined with modern technology, these old ideas are finding new uses in commercial applications.
To achieve comfort and efficiency in a hot water distribution system, many plumbing engineers are incorporating hot water recirculation systems into their designs. But to reap the benefits of such a system, balancing valves must be incorporated into design considerations.