November 2015

At least two companies are developing Wi-Fi-connected air vents that the companies say will intelligently redistribute airflow through a home to lower energy use and...more...

At ASPE’s 2015 Technical Symposium in St. Louis last month, in addition to the technical classes and product show, ASPE’s committees held meetings, and one...more...

A white paper highlights the zHome development, a project built in Washington state its developers say is the first net-zero energy townhouse complex in the...more...

Milwaukee Tool continues to expand its M12™ offering with the introduction of the new M12™ 7.8KP Thermal Imager, featuring the highest pixel density in its...more...

IBC Technologies is pleased to announce the grand opening of its new Training Center in Cinnaminson, NJ. IBC hosted its first group in October and...more...

Danfoss, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency electronic and mechanical components and controls for air-conditioning, heating, refrigeration, industrial, and water systems, was recognized by the Air-Conditioning,...more...

To further meet the growing demand for sustainable building systems, Uponor North America is the first in the industry to offer a PEX purple pipe...more...

Nominations are open for an ACCA contractor member company known for stellar spirit of giving and charitable work for the 2016 Skip Snyder Humanitarian Award....more...

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Milwaukee Electric Tool Co. is considering a $33 million expansion of its Brookfield, Wis., headquarters that could add around...more...

On the 14th annual World Toilet Day, American Standard announces an expansion of its Flush For Good initiative aimed at improving the quality of life...more...

Green building continues to double every three years, with strongest acceleration in emerging economies, and clients and tenants worldwide increasingly demanding sustainability – for both...more...

The march toward consolidation in the on-demand home services continued last week. It’s an already crowded space, with a number of tech companies vying for...more...

Some 2.4 billion people around the world don't have access to decent sanitation and more than a billion are forced to defecate in the open,...more...

Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. opened its new $40.5 million distribution facility in Coxsackie, New York. The company plans to create 95 jobs at the facility and...more...

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See Water Inc.

The OSS-100 is the trusted and proven plug & play system that pumps water not oil from elevator pits, transformer oil containment areas and underground...more...

U.S. Boiler Company has announced a strategic partnership with URELL, Inc. of Watertown, Mass. This partnership will couple the nation’s largest manufacturer of hydronic heating...more...

International Exposition Company announces the winners of the 2016 Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo) Innovation Awards.

The annual awards competition honors the most...more...

Plumbing Manufacturers International and the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating announced a mutual effort to further advance the development of joint Canadian-United States plumbing...more...

Nest Labs, Inc. brings the 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat to the UK, France, Netherlands, Belgium and Republic of Ireland.

In addition to its...more...

The biggest names in the plumbing industry came together recently to host dozens of the leading plumbing and mechanical contractors at the 2015 Buds &...more...

Heat – whether in designing a building in Qatar or a temporary structure for heat illness victims – was the focus of two ASHRAE competitions...more...

SeattlePI.com reports on an inventive new system to heat Amazon’s new campus in a Seattle, Wash., that will be heated by otherwise wasted warmth from...more...

Watts Water Technologies, the parent company of Watts Radiant, announced plans to close the Watts Radiant facility in Springfield, Mo., during its quarterly earnings discussion...more...

Will solar energy plummet if the investment tax credit fades away? The Wall Street Journal invited two industry experts to discuss the effects on the...more...

Google is partnering with IAC's HomeAdvisor to better match homeowners with contractors like plumbers, electricians or landscapers, the company said Friday.

As of Friday,...more...

An estimated 1,800 United Auto Workers union members voted 94 percent to vote down a proposal from Kohler Co.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported...more...

LG Electronics USA celebrated the opening of its new LG Air Conditioning Systems Headquarters outside of Atlanta. At 40,000 square feet, this state-of-the-art facility is...more...

OSHA fines will increase for the first time in a quarter century, under a provision in the recently signed congressional budget deal.

The Federal...more...

Mike Donovan has had the entrepreneurial spirit ever since he became a self-made 11-year-old.

"I wanted a set of golf clubs,” he remembered, “so...more...

Jay Famiglietti is concerned, and with good cause. As the senior water scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Famiglietti announced earlier this year that...more...

Several years ago, I received a phone call from my friend and mentor, Dan Holohan. His daughter Erin, and her husband Drew, had purchased a...more...

Picture this. It’s an 85°F summer day. With traces of sweat on your brow, you wave your fitness tracker in front of the door to...more...

The ReNEWW House is a 2,000 square foot, 1920s vintage bungalow-style house, located in West Lafayette, Ind., next to Purdue University’s campus. ReNEWW stands 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...

Greenbuild International Conference and Expo is one of the largest building conferences and expos in the world that is dedicated to all things green. Greenbuild...more...

Adages are short sayings. However, when we make adages shorter, or change adages in any fashion other than originally intended, we misinterpret the meaning of...more...

Having just watched the Democratic presidential debate, I was reminded for the umpteenth time that I should never run for political office. Thank goodness for...more...

“I really hope it’s only 3:00a.m. right now. I still need at least three more hours of sleep,” I said to myself as I laid...more...

Xylem’s Bell & Gossett® (B&G) brand today announced that it has expanded the content on its Bell and Gossett Solves It (BGSI) website. BGSI is...more...

An aging population, aging water and increased awareness are just a few possible reasons for a rise in Legionnaires’ disease.

If you weren’t...more...

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On September 24, the ASHRAE headquarters in Atlanta was the sight of American Ground Water Trust’s (AGWT) Geothermal Workshop. The AGWT facilitates workshops around the...more...

A Folded Harp is a collector (or pair of collectors) that was designed with the supply and return Header a one end. The parallel risers...more...

We have had a turbulent relationship with energy conservation in the U.S. At different times in our country’s history, one could have been looked down...more...

Victaulic has developed the world’s first grooved piping system for saturated steam and condensate piping. Designed for use on commercial and industrial steam applications, the...more...

The New York Times reports that the Manhattan district attorney’s office unsealed indictments against 44 people and nine companies, which officials said revealed institutional corruption...more...

PHC News, along with sponsors, Taco and Uponor, will present three industry experts to discuss common mistakes seen in the field. The free seminar,...more...

The Lansing State Journal reports that Michigan state and local officials knew a year in advance of lead contamination issues without proper treatment to water...more...

While U.S. homes are a third more energy efficient than they were over the past several decades, newly built homes on average are 28 percent...more...

Falcon Stainless announces its expansion with a relocation from Sun Valley, Calif. to Temecula, Calif. This move will allow Falcon to add staff and many...more...

With HFCs now to be included within the Montreal Protocol, this week’s meeting in Dubai ended with real prospects of a global HFC phase-down agreement...more...

A man in York County, South Carolina, was arrested on an assault charge Friday after he allegedly grabbed a Roto Rooter plumber by the throat...more...

NGWA Press, the publishing arm of the National Ground Water Association, recently released its newest title, “Understanding Hydrogeology and Its Impact on Large-Scale Geothermal Heat...more...

In 2016 the U.S. will learn if renewable energy can survive without government support. The most significant tax credit for solar power will expire at...more...

President Barack Obama has proclaimed this week as "National Apprenticeship Week," putting a spotlight on programs operated by Colorado Springs-based Heating & Plumbing Engineers, Colorado...more...

Guidance on how to reduce the risk of Legionnaires’ Disease via a recently published standard will be shared in a new course from ASHRAE at...more...

An Iowa city has filed a class action lawsuit against a half-dozen makers of bathroom wipes, claiming the companies’ so-called “flushable” wipes have caused damage...more...

InsideClimate news, a Pulitzer Prize-winning web-based news organization, reports on a case that could reshape third-party solar. Duke Energy, North Carolina’s largest utility, wants state...more...

Advancing its strategic partnership with Italian pump manufacturer Askoll ® , Taco Comfort Solutions™ announced that it has signed an agreement with Askoll Holding srl...more...

Watermark Designs was honored at the annual meeting of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce with an award in the Design category for their 30-plus years...more...

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Rhomar Water

The aerosol duo, Hydro-solv QC and Pro-Tek QT, are for hydronic cleaning and protection. This is the same technology as utilized in broadly-used liquids, but...more...

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Navien

The NPE-A series condensing tankless water heaters feature: 1/2-inch gas pipe capability, 2-inch PVC venting, dual stainless steel heat exchangers, ComfortFlow recirculation including pump and...more...

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RectorSeal

Vent-Guard is a vent stack device for eliminating toxic sewer gas and odor egress and migration to nearby rooftop HVAC system outdoor air intakes. The...more...

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 Franke Kitchen Systems

The new Steel Series encompasses a wide range of kitchen faucets and complementary components, with an elegant, contemporary design and water-saving flow rates. The new...more...

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Bosch Heating and Cooling

The Smart Room Thermostat allows for precise temperature control from anywhere and can be used remotely with compatible smartphones or tablets. It also comes with...more...

The Plastics Pipe Institute Inc. (PPI) is a nonprofit trade association that has been representing the plastics piping industry for well over six decades. It...more...

Facebook stores billions of cat pictures and other images users share for perpetuity in a drastically different way than even a year or two ago...more...