August 2014

Since 1990, water heater manufacturers have been required to comply with Department of Energy (DOE) standards to increase the overall energy efficiency levels of residential...more...

There are many options available today for boiler flue venting, but not all solutions are created equal. Each has its advantages and disadvantages in terms...more...

The Caribbean island of Anguilla is only 16 miles long and 3 miles wide, but it boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the...more...

By David A. Chasis

Taking a cue from Kermit the Frog who lamented, “It’s not easy being green,” I will explain how incorporating sustainable plastic...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...

During the International Green Construction Code (IgCC) meetings in May, I was introduced to a new scale used to evaluate the energy usage in buildings....more...

At the NFPA Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, I attended the session entitled “Analysis of Potential Fire Sprinkler Performance in the Great Adventure Fire...more...

I love getting feedback from readers. Not only is it interesting to learn what others have to say, it is evidence that I am not...more...

Listening to customers can be a surprisingly rare trait in businesses of any kind. But, those firms that take the time to listen to customer...more...

High-rise buildings have very complex and challenging plumbing systems. I find that there is not much plumbing code language that specifically addresses how a high-rise...more...