Automation Technology for Effective Building Water Management


Historically, premise plumbing systems have been designed, installed, and operated without the ability to quickly and easily monitor their operation making effective building water management time consuming and difficult. In this presentation, we review the impact of common building water issues, principles of effective water management, and how emerging automation technology supports key water management objectives, including fundamental legionella control strategies, improved user experience, and plumbing system optimization.

Learning Objectives

  • List common building water issues impacting water safety and efficiency.

  • Explain key water management principles for minimizing risk associated with premise plumbing.

  • Identify emerging technology available to support effective building water management.

  • Describe how emerging technology supports key water management objectives: user satisfaction, water and energy optimization, and drinking water hygiene.

Sponsored By:

GF Piping Systems develops, produces and markets a comprehensive range of piping systems and components in a variety of materials used worldwide to transport water, gases and aggressive media. Delivery of the products – whether fittings, valves, measurement and control technology, pipes or jointing technologies – is always fast, flexible and dependable.



May 11 2021


2:00 pm


  • Greg Swafford
    Greg Swafford
    CPD, GPD, GF Piping Systems

    Greg Swafford CPD, GPD is a former plumbing designer, project manager, and
    plumbing department leader at MEP consulting firms for nearly 20 years. As Technical Sales Manager for GF Piping Systems, Greg leads the technical sales team of Piping Systems Specialists. He is responsible for the growth and oversight of the US commercial water market segment through business development, product development, and the creation of technical resources as it relates to GF Piping Systems’ commercial water products. In addition to his work with GF Piping Systems, he serves as Affiliate Liaison for Region 5 of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers and is a committee member of ASHRAE SPC 514 “Control Measures for Building Water Systems to Reduce Illness and Injury.”