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...

A federal report shows that the Legionnaires' disease outbreak that killed 12 residents of an Illinois state veterans home this summer and sickened dozens was...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...

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...

Approximately 65 downtown Enid, Okla., buildings are eligible for a grant program approved by the Enid City Commission.

Through the Downtown Sprinkler Tap and Riser...more...

Owners block attempts to install ‘unsightly’ sprinklers

Heritage buildings across England are at risk of burning down because their owners are blocking attempts to install...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...

IAPMO R&T, North America’s premier third-party certification body for plumbing, mechanical, and water treatment products, has earned approval to begin certifying high-efficiency flushometer-valve water closets...more...

The New York City Council voted unanimously to pass a bill to encourage geothermal energy throughout the city.

The long-term impact of carbon emissions will...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 tankless...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...

The International Code Council Board of Directors has reviewed the Long Beach, Calif., Public Comment Hearing (PCH) results and concerns with the unexpected voting device...more...

Sarah Balz, PE, CPD, GPD, LEED AP, has been appointed Chair of the Women of ASPE (WOA) special-interest group. The core mission of WOA is...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...

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...

The U.S. House of Representatives had the chance to stand with the private sector, professional and nonprofit stakeholder organizations to reaffirm its strong commitment to...more...

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®) applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for today’s passage of H.R. 8, the North American Energy...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...

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...

The design and construction industry encourages engineers and architects to be adversarial. It promotes seclusion based on time and energy. But, it takes time and...more...

One of the major headaches for engineers and contractors in today’s complicated construction projects is properly balancing a multi-loop domestic hot water system (DHWS). Getting...more...

“We had an economic turndown, so I had to let him go. And, he was really pissed off about that,” Saltzberg explained. The young man...more...

Only in California, after almost five years of a desolate drought, could the arrival of El Nino, with predictions of rain so heavy that mudslides...more...

While “green” building and LEED certification are hot trends in the world of commercial development and construction, the amount of litigation relating to these trends...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 following paragraph appears in NFPA codes and standards published prior to 2015. It is located in the introductory text for the document, between the...more...

Hello faithful readers! First I want to start by saying, "Happy Holidays to all!" I’m looking forward to 2016 being a whole lot better than...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 here....more...

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RectorSeal

Vent-Guard eliminates vent stack and grease interceptor toxic sewer gases from entering HVAC systems, roof gardens, living areas, pools, windows, skylights etc. The top is...more...

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Lochinvar

The CREST condensing boiler offers the CON·X·US remote connectivity platform. All models now feature the next generation of all-in-one SMART TOUCH operating control with the...more...

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Holdrite

Quick stand suspended equipment platforms are engineered to support up to 50-gallon water heaters or up to 600 pounds. This cost effective product is available...more...

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Haws

The AXION eyePOD is a thermostatically-controlled, faucet-mounted eyewash that duplicates the methodology recommended and used by medical professionals in a compact, low-profile design. With a...more...

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Watts Radiant

R-flex is a pre-insulated, flexible, energy-saving PEX piping system with a durable, waterproof outer cover. It provides cost-effective distribution for heating,

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tekmar unveiled its new app and online tool to assist users in designing their own snow and ice melting solutions.

Contractors, engineers, and distributors can...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...