Unisex Shower

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Reference

Envelope

Walls

  • Requirements
    • 4 walls
    • sound proofing is good
    • privacy
  • Design / Selection
    • Ideas
      • reuse of ceramic tile
      • used drywall inside the walls (for sound deading and thermal mass)
  • Rationale
    • maximize
      • reuse
      • durability
      • Sanitary

Floors

  • Requirements
    • drain
      • shower drain to be located out of normal standing area
    • water / slip resistance
    • sanitary for cleaning
  • Design Selection
    • Tile (salvaged)
  • Rationale
    • durability
    • ability to heat via radiant flooring
    • sanitary cleaning

Ceiling

  • Requirements
    • durability
  • Design / Selection
    • Ideas:
      • reclaimed tile over used drywall
    • Design- high humidity
      • Wallboard (research selection)
        • painted (semi-gloss)
  • Rationale
    • durability

Doors

  • Requirements
    • Access code requirements: 36" door width
    • Doors
      • 1 Main door include air supply vent in door
  • Design / Selection
    • Doors
      • Ideas: used historic door (dan's friend)
      • 1 Main door w/ vent in door
        • need new door because of width?
    • driven heavily by access code

Fixtures

Shower valve and head

Hardware

  • Requirements
    • Hardware Elements
      • folding shower seat
      • grab bars
      • soap dispenser/dish
      • towel bars/hooks
      • mirror?
      • shower door or curtain
    • ease of cleaning
    • durability
    • no waste
  • Design / Selection
    • Ideas:
      • Reuse pipe for grab bars- must be without sharp edges; Dalgleish grab bars
    • Design
    • Soap from container?
  • Rationale
    • sanitary
    • reuse / easy to clean
    • support sustainable practices and products

Electrical

Lighting

  • Requirements
    • code: 10fc
    • minimize energy
    • durability / life of bulb (low usage)
    • adequate light
  • Design / Selection
      • Occupancy sensors? light might go out while in shower
      • Light level sensors
    • Design (more research required)
      • Over mirror (1) T5 bulb with indirect down/up (Woody does these)
      • Center of room (1) T5 fixture 80% up
  • Rationale
    • energy efficiency
    • very little usage after occupancy is dealt with

Exhaust Fan

  • Requirements
    • 20 cfm air movement
    • air pulled through door vent
    • minimize energy
    • durability
  • Design / Selection
    • Ideas
      • Use central fan to pull air out of bathroom (no fan)
      • Occupancy sensors??
    • Design (more research required)
      • Use central fan
  • Rationale
    • minimize energy efficiency
    • proper ventilation

Outlets

  • Requirements
    • special outlet needs??
    • hair dryer?
  • Design / Selection
  • Rationale
    • minimize energy efficiency