WB04 - Preserving Water Quality in Building Design

Tuesday, November 13 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM | 187 « Back

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Chemical and biological risks can arise within building water systems, including distribution piping in buildings and cooling towers associated with building HVAC systems. An overview of the magnitude of these risks and their underlying causes will be presented to provide building designers both the rationale and recommended approaches to minimize the risks. Examples of current research to improve understanding will be highlighted as well as and how the next available knowledge is shaping public policy.

Learning Objectives:

Describe the nature and magnitude of health risks associated with water-related microbial and chemical exposures in buildings.

Describe underlying factors which regulate these exposure risks and how the design and operation of building systems influence these factors.

Explore the role of public policy and best management guidance to reduce these building design/operation-related risks.

Envision how today’s research and outreach to promote public understanding of these factors will work to limit these risks.

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Event Type: WaterBuild Summit > Session