December 2015

Danfoss has appointed Miha Kavcic as head of sales and business development in North America. In this role, Kavcic will be responsible for advancing the...more...

Greenlee Textron Inc., announces that it has sold its interest in Rothenberger USA, LLC to its joint venture partner, Rothenberger USA Inc. The transaction allows...more...

UTC, owner of air conditioning manufacturer Carrier, is to acquire a majority stake in Italian HVAC company Riello.

UTS subsidiary United Technologies Holdings Italy...more...

ECR International, an HVAC manufacturer with headquarters in Utica, N.Y. and fabrication facilities in Dunkirk, N.Y., announced Dec. 23, 2015, that the company’s shareholders have...more...

Trade group had recently participated in “Day on Capitol Hill” event to lobby for extension.​

The U.S. House of Representatives and Senate passed...more...

Company will donate $1 for every like up to 20,000.

Supplyhouse.com based in Farmingdale, NY, is donating $1 for every “like” up to...more...

IBC opened a new Training Center at its corporate headquarters in Vancouver, BC. IBC hosted its first group in December and will be conducting in-depth...more...

The U.S. Department of Energy today announced historic new efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners and furnaces. Developed with industry, utilities, and environmental groups, these...more...

Facebook is testing a new feature that will direct users to the best-rated and reviewed local service providers in their area. At the easy-to-access URL...more...

On December 9th, Rheem® acquired Eemax™ Inc., from The Riverside Company, a private equity firm.

Eemax is recognized as the leading manufacturer of electric...more...

Mark Oberholtzer says he still gets death threats.

A Houston-area plumber is suing a Texas Ford dealer after his truck, with his business'...more...

U.S. Boiler Company, and a subsidiary of Burnham Holdings Inc., announced the formal opening of its new Engineering and Technology Center located at 2930 Old...more...

Inspectors have discovered mold growing in heating and air conditioning ducts of the $1.2 billion U.S. Strategic Command headquarters under construction at Offutt Air Force...more...

Industry input is being sought into a proposal to modify portions of ASHRAE’s refrigeration safety standard to incorporate subclass 2L flammability classifications.

Addendum to...more...

F.E. Moran, Northbrook, Ill., is working with the Mechanical Contractors Association in Chicago to encourage college students to pursue careers in the construction and mechanical...more...

Danfoss broke ground on a new state-of-the-art laboratory for the testing of HVACR equipment. The new center also will facilitate training and serve as a...more...

Renee Joseph, vice president of channel sales and marketing operations at Johnson Controls, presented a whitepaper on the changing demographics in the HVACR industry during...more...

BDR Thermea will become a top 3 player in the US heating market.

BDR Thermea, a Dutch heating products group with its global...more...

General Pipe Cleaners’ Hot-Shot® pipe-thawing machine was selected by Rental Magazine for the 2015 Editor’s Choice Award.

The Hot-Shot was chosen as a winner...more...

Emergent legislation would give U.S. political officials flexibility to override proposed updates to the ASHRAE 90.1 standard for energy performance in buildings. The North American...more...

In surveys, builders keep flagging one major concern: they can’t find enough labor to keep up with their workflow.

Yet construction hiring was one...more...

More than 120 manufacturers’ reps gathered in Rochester, N.Y. to attend Liberty Pumps’ annual sales meeting from November 1-3. The meeting also served as a...more...

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) first developed and published the Uniform Solar Energy Code (USEC) in 1976. The code was developed...more...

For over eight decades clients throughout the five boroughs of New York City have relied on PAR Plumbing, a division of The PAR Group, for...more...

Do you know what the second largest home energy user is? Most would guess the refrigerator, dishwasher, lighting, or washer/dryer. Or you might even be...more...

Drip. Your faucet’s leaking. Drip. A simple call. Drip. To your local. Drip. Plumber and you’ll. Drip. Have that annoying leak repaired in no time,...more...

Derek Moore, president of Reissmann Plumbing and Heating Inc. based in Chester, N.J., has been rocking out the PHC business for close to 37 years...more...

Building Information Modeling (BIM) can take on many aspects when designing and constructing property, depending on individual roles in a project’s process as well as...more...

In 1900, J.A. Zurn set out to eliminate wastewater back up in homes and buildings. To do so, he started Zurn Industries and manufactured his...more...

Boiler efficiency is an important factor in selecting a space heating boiler. But, what does “boiler efficiency” really mean? In selecting the right boiler for...more...

Moen has committed to two objectives: quality design and preserving the planet. As the time of year approaches where there is excess in many areas...more...

“For the life of me, I don’t know why we stigmatize vocational education. Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders than philosophers.”...more...

Most service calls are typical. You receive a call for “no heat," go to the call, diagnose the problem, fix it, collect a check, and...more...

While I was lying in my warm, comfortable bed with a cool, crisp breeze blowing through the open window, I took a deep breath, stretched...more...

Kenny Rogers recorded “The Gambler,” a song about poker written by Don Schlitz, in the 70s. The refrain claims, “You’ve got to know when to...more...

You start the day with a plan. You know what you want and how you are going to get it. Then, a series of interruptions...more...

I recently took a trip to New Orleans. For a city that is technically 100 miles from the Gulf of Mexico along the Mississippi River,...more...

The energy management control systems we use most commonly today depend heavily upon thermistor sensors and other types of sensors connected to a central control...more...

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that it will commit to scaling green buildings to more than 5 billion square feet...more...

Xylem Inc., announced that it has signed on to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge, joining more than 140 companies from across the U.S....more...

While energy audits are vital to ensuring energy efficient buildings, the audit industry has been largely unstructured. Work products that are labeled energy audits vary...more...

Sloan Valve released a new landing page and brochure dedicated to putting water efficiency to work. Check out the landing page here and the brochure...more...

EMCOR Services Mesa Energy Systems helped Molina Healthcare obtain $1 million in rebates ($997,500 to be exact) through Southern California Edison’s Permanent Load Shift program...more...

A first in the industry, Uponor PEX pipe and ProPEX® expansion fittings are now available in 2½" and 3" sizes, offering professionals the ability to...more...

Growth in the use of solar energy has surged 183 percent among America’s top companies in the four years since the first Solar Means Business...more...

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WaterFurnace

The 5 Series product line now joins the 3 Series products in offering the next generation of aluminum air coils. All-aluminum coils were first developed...more...

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Uponor

Updated with a new look and feel, the single-stage setpoint controller with floor sensor accurately controls the room and/or floor temperature for a hydronic heating...more...

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 OnSite Pro, Inc. 

FloodStop is a family of products that will automatically shut off the water supply to any appliance. The kit utilizes a water sensor that is...more...

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Grundfos

PACOpaQ is a fully-integrated and compact HVAC packaged pumping system designed for chilled and hot water distribution, condenser water, geothermal loop, district heating and cooling...more...

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BLACK+DECKER

The 20V MAX Cordless Jigsaw features a compact trigger, clear line of sight and all of the benefits and convenience of a cordless tool. The...more...

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors — National Association’s (PHCC) Educational Foundation, is proud to announce that Patrick Wallner of Wallner Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning in Redding,...more...

The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) is pleased to announce the formation of the first PHCC-affiliated state chapter in South Carolina.

Officially chartered in September...more...

The National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals is again inviting students planning to continue their education in the energy industry to apply for...more...

From November 18-20, I was in our nation’s capital for the annual Greenbuild Convention and Exposition. As a first-time attendee, it was a pleasure to...more...