December 2014

By Marc Edwards, William Rhoads, Amy Pruden, Annie Pearce and Joseph O. Falkinham, III The goal of creating building water systems that...more...

Science, technology, engineering and math. STEM. The future of education. As cliché, as using a STEM reference to discuss education project design may be, it...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...

Last year, the plumbing profession got an unexpected boost from New York City’s then-mayor, Michael Bloomberg. In response to a question about rising college costs,...more...

By Robert Hall With trucks, equipment, and materials, plumbing businesses have a large overhead. That means that if you want to stay...more...

It was a lazy Saturday afternoon. I was laying on my couch with the TV remote in hand, while the other was in what was...more...

About 71 percent of the earth is covered in water. The open ocean isn’t currently an environment humans can survive in forever. Energy, food, and...more...

In this column, over the past few years, I have been describing standard methods and best practices we use to install Solar Hydronic Combisystems in...more...

“I just can’t find good people. That’s my biggest problem,” a frustrated contractor told me.

“Who’s this young man next to you?” I asked....more...

For-profit businesses are founded for one reason only – to make a profit. True profit can only be realized after all operational expenses, including employee...more...

WESTPORT, Conn. — Reinforcing its ongoing commitment to foster greater energy efficiency throughout the HVACR industry, the AHR Expo Management has announced that the Building...more...

LISLE, Ill. — In partnership with the Chinese media outlet China Drinking Water Specialist (CDWS), the Water Quality Association (WQA) co-hosted the 2014 International Drinking...more...

PLYMOUTH, Mich. – Japan based Sanden Corporation, a leader in the global heating, cooling and refrigeration, will be introducing its Heat Pump Water Heaters and...more...

ATLANTA – New proposed climate data could make the ASHRAE/IES energy standard more applicable for global use.

Addendum w is one of 10 proposed...more...

FALLS CHURCH, Va. — Mike Montano, an authority in trust marketing, review management, and online reputation, stresses that “trust is the new trend in ‘Search.’”...more...

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Mueller Industries contributed $100,000 to The Mechanical Contracting Education & Research Foundation (MCERF). The contribution was announced by Mueller Industries’ Brian Caufield,...more...

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. — Josam Company announced the appointment of Rob Severson as National Sales Manager for all Josam Company product lines. In this new...more...

GREENVALE, N.Y. — James Thompson, of Slant/Fin, is the recipient of the 2014 “Shining Star Award” by Buche & Assoc. This award recognized Thompson as...more...