Jim Schneider

Jim Schneider, LEED AP, was the Editorial Director of PHC News. He has worked in the construction and design publishing space for more than a decade. A longtime advocate of sustainable practices and resource efficiency, he has written extensively on these topics. 

Articles written by Jim Schneider

The annual Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) kicks off the year for kitchen and bath designers, and sets the tone


Most businesses can look back on 2014 as having been a pretty good year. After years of struggling to emerge from


It's a new year, and that means it's time to clear the


The year 1969 was remembered by folks in Spokane, Wash. as one of extremes. In February, they had record cold temps – minus 11°F, substantially...more

Consumer demand for tankless water heaters is rising, and more contractors are learning that they can be a great fit...more

With cloud computing and mobile devices providing more on-the-go access to complex data and systems, the power of business management software keeps on growing. What...more

Two decades have seen the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) expand from a small group of well-intentioned, environmentally conscious design and construction professionals to a...more

Technology is always on the march forward, and while the products and tools we use to do our jobs may change, the central mission of...more

The Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) Conference is meeting in Chicago on October 27-30. With the group preparing to discuss the latest issues, technology and trends...more

Willoughby Industries, Inc. has developed a strong market presence as a manufacturer of stainless steel and solid surface plumbing fixtures for the correctional, health care,...more

For decades, contractors and homeowners have turned to local showrooms when working on kitchen construction and remodeling projects. While the advent of online retail may...more

The winter of 2013-2014 left many people traumatized. Nearly every part of the U.S. was impacted in some way. It brought unusual cold weather and...more

Health care continues to be an important and growing market for the plumbing industry and for the construction sector as a whole. Even when the...more

Codes and inspections are something that every contractor, and professional involved in the design and construction of buildings, must deal with. Anyone who has been...more

Many hear the name Lubrizol and think only about lubricants, engine oils and fuels. But, what many don’t know is that The Lubrizol Corporation acquired...more

Common plumbing service call scenarios involve customers who need something fixed with their toilet, sink or tub. The residential plumber provides such services regularly, in...more