January 2017

The ActiClean self-cleaning toilet from American Standard has been named a 2016 GREEN GOOD DESIGN award recipient in the Green Products category. This recognition was...more...

Zurn Industries, LLC, a member in the commercial plumbing products market, launched a new website with expanded capabilities, simplified navigation, and valuable content for plumbing...more...

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Taco Comfort Solution

The Parallel SelfSensing Pump Controller is designed to easily stage individual pumps in a parallel configuration for optimal pumping efficiency. Parallel pumping enables the use...more...

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Taco Comfort Solution

The 0015e3 is the only three-setting, ECM-powered circulator on the market. With three easy settings, the product’s variable speed, high-efficiency ECM motor uses up to 85...more...

System design is the focus of upcoming training sessions at Bell & Gossett’s Little Red Schoolhouse (LRSH), where engineers, contractors and installers can receive hands-on...more...

Diversified Heat Transfer (DHT) announced the launch of its new corporate brand strategy and website, www.dhtnet.com that supports the ongoing evolution of the company's...more...

VaproShield's Two Component Air Barrier System has received the 2016 Beyond Green Award of Merit for a High-Performance Innovation by the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council...more...

Sponsorship and exhibitor registration are on sale for the 2017 Eastern Energy Expo, taking place May 21-25 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The Atlantic Region Energy Expo...more...

Technological advancements provide new levels of energy savings.

 Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced the next level of innovation in pumping solutions for enhanced lifetime building...more...

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SJE-Rhombus

The EZconnex Float Connection System is a way to install float switches in a wet well for level control applications.

The System includes an electrical wiring...more...

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Smart Plumbing Products

The Taco LeakBreaker is a water heater leak protection device that protects against flood damage from the containment failure of a water heater. It consists...more...

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Vista Research Group

The DrainHub multi-port drain adapter accepts up to eight drain connections in one small hub, saving plumbing contractors and service technicians space, cost and time....more...

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Saniflo

The SANINEUTRAL neutralizer kit incorporates neutralizing granules to increase the pH of acidic condensate water produced in residential or commercial applications before it reaches the...more...

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American Standard

The NextGen Selectronic faucet line features a SmarTherm technology that incorporates an ASSE 1070-certifired thermostatic hot water temperature limiter into the faucet.

The faucet models...more...

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Goulds Water Technology

The GSP0511 Cast Iron Sump Pump 1/2 Horsepower Model, engineered to provide homes with high quality protection from water damage.

The 1/2 horsepower model is...more...

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Bradford White

The new 150- to 2,500-gallon electric water heaters, from 12 to 162 kW feature 150 psi ASME code glass linings, ASME temperature and PRV, internal...more...

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Diversified Heat Transfer

The SuperTherm series of semi-instantaneous water heaters are a solution for engineers and facility owners/managers who need high recovery capacity in a small space. They...more...

McElroy, a maker of pipe fusion machines, and Netafim, an irrigation company, have joined forces to  meet the demand for high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipeline  solutions...more...

Delta Cooling Towers will display the World’s first anti-microbial cooling tower at this month’s AHR Expo in Las Vegas.

Legionella, the bacteria that causes potentially...more...

Gresham, Smith and Partners announces Bryan Tharpe, P.E., has been named division vice president of the firm’s Building Engineering division. In this role, Tharpe will...more...

The deadline for submitting an abstract to be a presenter at the 10th annual WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition is 6 p.m. Pacific time,...more...

2 Bluewater water purifiers, donated twelve months ago to Flint, Michigan, as the lead crisis unfolded, continue to deliver hundreds of gallons of contaminant-free tap...more...

On Jan. 24, President Donald Trump made good on two of his campaign promises by signing executive orders to revive the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines.

Both...more...

The Alliance to Prevent Legionnaires’ Disease joined forces with public health and environmental advocate Erin Brockovich and the president of Allergy & Asthma Network Tonya...more...

Three leading construction industry bodies in the United Kingdom have acted to address increasing confusion over the process of standardizing product information for use in...more...

A group of 81 San Jose, Calif. fire sprinkler testers and installers working for Cintas Fire Protection Services were awarded $1.3 million in overtime pay...more...

The IAPMO Group’s product testing laboratory in Jakarta, Indonesia, has achieved ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation from Komite Akreditasi Nasional, Indonesia’s national accreditation body, an important milestone...more...

The American Supply Association (ASA) has announced they has been appointed by the International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors as a member of the...more...

City official in Grand Rapids, Mich., are considering changing building code violations from criminal misdemeanors to civil infraction tickets for the first three violations.

The...more...

Ivey Engineering, Inc., (IEI), a forensic analysis and expert witness firm, announced the addition of Dr. Daniel N. Bak, a fire and life safety expert...more...

Toilets often confuse tourists; move will help as Japan prepares to host the 2020 Olympics.

The Japan Sanitary Equipment Industry Association, a consortium of companies...more...

The Viking Group has announced that James Golinveaux has joined the company as its new president and CEO. He succeeds Kevin Ortyl, who served as...more...

The nine football fields worth of exhibit space at the 2017 AHR Expo in Las Vegas Jan. 30-Feb. 1 will make it the largest show...more...

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Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls’ BlueStream Hybrid Cooling System features a thermosyphon hybrid cooling to reduce water consumption in traditional cooling tower systems by 25 to 80 percent...more...

After a week of major storms that have dumped rain and snow on the state, California is finally starting to emerge from a deep, years-long...more...

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Hubbell Water Heaters

The Hubbell PT series of gas booster heaters deliver consistent and accurate sanitizing rinse water to commercial kitchen. Constructed with only high-grade materials, the PT...more...

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Plastics Pipe Institute

To assist with proper sizing of PEX, PE-RT and CPVC plastic pressure pipe and tubing, the BCD Plastic Pressure Pipe Design Calculator is designed for...more...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced approximately $4 million in funding to two universities to research water quality issues related to low flow conditions of...more...

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Grundfos

Grundfos is extending its SL and SE range of wastewater pumps to include “medium,” “high” and “super high” hydraulic offerings from 12 to 42 HP....more...

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Heat-Flo

The high output coils in both the HF-85-XHO, with an 85-gallon tank, and the HF-115-XHO, with a 115-gallon tank, provide abundant hot water at a...more...

The Lead Service Line Replacement Collaborative announced a joint effort to accelerate full removal of the lead pipes providing drinking water to millions of...more...

The US Green Building Council announced the Top 10 Countries for LEED, a list that highlights countries outside the United States that are making significant...more...

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Saniflo

The Sanineutral neutralizer kit from Saniflo incorporates neutralizing granules to increase the pH of acidic condensate water produced in residential or commercial applications before it...more...

Cambridge Engineering, a manufacturer of energy-efficient, high temperature, heating and ventilation (HTHV) gas-fired space heating and ventilation equipment, has named Marc Braun as its...more...

The National Institute of Building Sciences Consultative Council released its 2016 report, Moving Forward: Findings and Recommendations from the Consultative Council, during the Building Innovation...more...

Following a year-long development process, the National Institute of Building Sciences released its new guideline to help building owners utilize building information modeling (BIM). The...more...

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality says levels of orthophosphate, a corrosion inhibitor being used in Flint to restore the protective barrier on the walls...more...

The Illinois General Assembly moved a step closer on Jan. 9 toward requiring schools and day care centers to test for lead in their water....more...

One Equity Partners announced that it has signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Anvil International, a leading North American manufacturer of high quality...more...

Pentair has launched a new online Trace heating system design tool for its range of Raychem pipe freeze protection and flow maintenance systems. The TraceCalc...more...

In accordance with the IAPMO Regulations Governing Committee Projects, IAPMO has announced a Tentative Interim Amendment to the 2015 edition of the Uniform Plumbing Code...more...

The bacteria that cause Legionnaire's disease grow well in warm tap water installations with ample dissolved organic matter--conditions that support the growth of biofilms. The...more...

The Board of Directors for Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) has announced that Kittleman & Associates, LLC, a Chicago-based national search firm focused on CEO search...more...

World Vision International (WVI) is a Christian nonprofit that builds humanitarian advocacy and aids people, especially children, living in poverty in nearly 100 countries. WVI...more...

It is time to reevaluate the relevance and effectiveness of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Standard for the Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of Water-Based...more...

The International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating (AHR) Expo, takes place Jan. 30 – Feb. 1 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas. Sponsored by ASHRAE and...more...

When I tell folks I am a plumbing engineer, they give me that quizzical look that suggests they heard the plumbing part, but can’t make...more...

People that know me well are always intrigued to find out why I have the following quote as a part of my digital email signature: “The...more...

The residents of The Ackerly at Timberland have all the comforts of home at the sort of home that’s becoming more popular as aging Americans...more...

ASHRAE announced the topics and a call for presenters for its new Building Performance Analysis Conference, formerly known as the ASHRAE Energy Modeling Conference.

This...more...

First, I would like to start by wishing everyone a Happy New Year! We now have a new code in effect in California, but I...more...

The story of the Second Great Honolulu Chinatown Fire is a tale of many tales. It is about political intrigue, a dangerous disease, racial tension...more...

As part of my consulting business, I often perform inspections of domestic hot water systems associated with various personal injury or property damage incidents where...more...

I appreciate a well-designed tool; I attribute that part of my personality to my German ancestors. Regardless of the task, I value a tool that...more...

You may have heard the term used in the news over the last few years, or maybe you skimmed over the word when digging through...more...

When it comes to plumbing healthcare design, there are many methods and ideas on how to ‘plumb’ it. When designing a plumbing system for a brand-new...more...

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Building owners and property management professionals are picking up on a growing list of benefits to buildings with geothermal heating and cooling systems. Properly implemented,...more...

Communicating with architects and designers about projects can avoid a lot of headaches down the road.“Okay, so who uses their feet to flush the toilet?”...more...

This article is the second in a series focusing on the complicated linkage between our water and energy systems. This interdependency is referred to as...more...

Sloan introduces a new Sloan University training course to its comprehensive educational platform, developed to help industry professionals meet their education needs. The new course,...more...

In accordance with the IAPMO Regulations Governing Committee Projects, IAPMO would like to announce that a Tentative Interim Amendment to the 2015 edition of the...more...

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Just Manufacturing

The Integra Drain system design joins the drain to the sink, so that the sink and the drain are one complete unit. The results are...more...

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Grundfos

Extending the SL and SE range of wastewater pumps to include “medium,” “high” and “super high” hydraulic offerings from 12 to 42 horsepower (HP), this...more...

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Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.

High-performance models designed for easy installation and maximum efficiency

The Bosch Greentherm 9000 Series is a new line of tankless gas condensing water heaters that...more...

Hugo Aguilar, PE, director of codes and standards for the American Supply Association, has been appointed to represent ASA as a full committee voting member...more...

Mitch Clemente, CPD, FASPE, ASPE's 2016-2018 President, recently contributed his expertise for the Reader's Digest article "17 Things You Need to Know About Your...more...

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Bonomi North America

The Bonomi Group is now offering a more advanced and compact lead-free package in the U.S. and Canada. The new 8E864 Series package meets all...more...

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Just Manufacturing Co.

Just Manufacturing’s Integra Drain system creates a unique integral in-sink drain system. The exclusive Integra Drain system design seamlessly joins the drain to the sink, so...more...

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials has changed the venue for its 2017 annual Education and Business Conference to...more...

Southland Industries, one of the nation's largest MEP building systems experts, has launched Southland Engineering, a collaborative engineering firm that specializes in the planning,...more...

The 2016 editions of the California Plumbing Code and California Mechanical Code went into effect on Jan. 1. Both the hardcopy and eBook versions, viewable...more...

The death toll from pneumonia nearly doubled in Genesee County at the height of the Flint water crisis, supporting the suspicion among medical experts that...more...

Life coach and executive trainer Candy Barone empowers women in the plumbing industry. 

Last year at the Women of ASPE (WOA) event held during...more...

You’ve likely seen a few of GE’s popular TV commercials about Owen, the young, bespectacled man who announces to friends and family that he’s landed...more...

The New Year has only just begun, but what a year 2017 has been for women already. Regardless of which side of the fence you...more...