March 2016

Sloan introduced a turbine-powered option for its BASYS faucet line. The turbine technology generates hydroelectric power that can potentially extend faucet battery life up to...more...

Josam Company and ARCOM are pleased to announce their partnership in promoting the JOSAM Push-Fit stainless steel drainage system to architects, engineers and design professionals...more...

Four international plumbing and building codes now require that water reuse systems comply with NSF International’s standard for water reuse systems. NSF International, a global...more...

A new report released March 11 by County Health Rankings, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute,...more...

Tyco announced that it has opened innovation centers aimed at solving broader customer problems while championing startups in security, fire protection and smart connected technologies....more...

Dr. Marc Edwards, engineering professor and researcher at Virginia Tech, joins a distinguished list of speakers at the 2016 International Emerging Technology Symposium, May 10-11,...more...

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Ames Fire & Waterworks

Ames Fire & Waterworks announced a new grooved-end automatic control valve (ACV) for reducing water pressure in fire protection systems.

The grooved-end 910GF ACV is UL-listed...more...

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Modine

Modine’s AHRI-certified geothermal family of products now offers standalone A-coils for use with a matching Modine split ground source heat pump systems that can be...more...

 Creation of a database to help better understand human thermal comfort in residential and commercial buildings is being funded through an ASHRAE grant program.

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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced that the International Water Association is establishing its North American regional office at the Global Water Center in Milwaukee. The...more...

A task force appointed by Gov. Rick Snyder issued a hard-hitting report on the Flint drinking water public health crisis, slamming the catastrophe as a...more...

The Women of ASPE have introduced ASPE’s new Mentoring Program! This program, which is available to all members of the Society, has been designed to...more...

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers is pleased to announce that Morris Group International, a leading manufacturer of high-quality products that address today’s complex construction...more...

KBIS 2016 went off without a hitch! The show is a spectacle with thousands of attendees chomping at the bit for the latest and greatest...more...

The U.S. Department of Energy last week released a notice of proposed rulemaking on energy efficiency for commercial boilers.

The standard being proposed by the...more...

 

While a harsh national spotlight focuses on the drinking water crisis in Flint, Mich., a USA Today investigation has identified almost 2,000 additional water...more...

IAPMO R&T, North America’s premier third-party testing and certification body for plumbing, mechanical, and water treatment products, has created a new mark of conformity for...more...

Access to clean water is a basic necessity for human life. The key word there is access. Treated water doesn’t magically fall from shower heads....more...

Bradley Corp. announces the appointments of Nick Siler to director of engineering, and Jon Villwock to director of product management, specialties group, for the Menomonee...more...

F.W. Webb Company, which is marking its 150th anniversary this year, is now in the water works business. F.W. Webb announced March 8 it has formed the...more...

Engineers will get a bird’s eye view of the energy use of building envelopes under a project funded through an ASHRAE Undergraduate Senior Project Grant....more...

Phoenix and the surrounding metro area continue to grow the requirements for additional health care facilities in order to support population growth. In order to...more...

Health care plumbing system design is done in hospitals, clinics and hydotherapy facilities. The first step in the design and selection of plumbing fixtures is...more...

Hospitals can be scary places for both children and families. In efforts to be the exception, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington,...more...

Froedtert Hospital is the medical affiliate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, and is a level-one trauma Center serving the Milwaukee area. The hospital was...more...

There have been a few articles depicting just how difficult it’s going to be to locate and dig up Flint, Michigan’s poisonous service pipes buried...more...

When plumbing, heating and cooling professionals want to learn about the latest-and-greatest offerings in the U.S., they travel to events like AHR Expo, KBIS, Greenbuild,...more...

In college, for a brief span, I decided I wanted to major in chemistry.  I have always been intrigued by how and why different elements...more...

In this column, I will presented a wide variety of issues related to the design and installation of solar heating systems in buildings, A.K.A. solar...more...

There’s a lot to think in regards to Flint, Michigan. But before you think about anything else, think about this.

For the sake of...more...

The design of firestop systems is quickly becoming a highly complicated and highly specialized area. A particular building design may have the need for several...more...

The year was 1886. The place — Wayne County, Michigan. This is the story of “Rose 2d of Aberlone,” perhaps the most famous cow in...more...

The city of Flint, Michigan has been all over the news.  I listened to the Congressional hearings, and the information brought out there was very...more...

Some of you readers know that I am separated and in the process of divorce. Separation and divorce create a dramatic life change. Having been...more...

The Hydraulic Institute named Paul Ruzicka, global COE residential, commercial waste water and chief engineer, Xylem Inc. - Applied Water Systems as its 2015 Member...more...

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Saniflo USA

Capable of handling 25 gallons of effluent per minute at 36 feet, SANICUBIC 2 lifting station consists of two, 1-horsepower motors housed inside a compact...more...

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Uponor

AquaPEX reclaimed water tubing for reclaimed water (graywater) systems is available in sizes up to 2". The complete offering, which features the flexibility, corrosion resistance,...more...

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Naiven

The new NaviLink Wi-Fi control and mobile application is now available for tankless water heaters (NPE series), combi-boilers (NCB-E series) and gas condensing boilers (NHB...more...

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LAARS

Commercial NeoTherm boilers now come with a large color touch screen as standard equipment. The easy-to-navigate, color touch screen allows for quick access to the...more...

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Kohler

The Rite-Temp valve's design consists of a one-piece cartridge with integrated double O-ring seals, providing reliable, water-tight installations. Large internal ports reduce loss of pressure...more...