This document was created and published by the city of Victoria, Canada. It provides information on solar thermal water heating and its benefits for new home builders in the area of. According to the document, electric water heating in a home accounts on average for about 25% of the home’s carbon footprint. Since a solar thermal water heating system can reduce a home’s electric bill by 50% on average, this represents a huge opportunity to lessen a home’s energy cost and carbon footprint. The document suggests that home builders research solar water heating regulations in their locality, as that is the level of government that oversees such installations. The document closes by providing guidelines for system design such as designing structural members to accommodate the system load.
Author: City of Victoria
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