November 2015

The 2015 Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) Conference took place October 26-29, at Hotel Contessa on the River Walk in San Antonio, Texas. PMI gathered together...more...

ASPE is pleased to announce that Rada, a Kohler company, has signed up as an ASPE Affiliate Sponsor for the next year. Rada has made...more...

Team USA, whose sponsors included ASPE, emerged victorious in the recently completed Community Plumbing Challenge in Nashik, India. Team USA included three ASPE members: Jill...more...

Ahern Fire Protection, the fire sprinkler installation and service division of J.F. Ahern, Fond du Lac, Wis., has started offering fire alarm monitoring. The company,...more...

China’s new public toilets feature an ATM, a lounge with vending machines, a machine for paying utility bills and even an electric-car charging station. Every...more...

ASTM International, ICC Evaluation Service, NSF International and Sustainable Minds launched the first Program Operator Consortium in the environmental product declarations market at the recent...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...

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...

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...

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 inventive...more...

The San Antonio City Council unanimously approved a measure that will require the owners of all high rise buildings in the city to retrofit the...more...

Flomatic Corporation is proud to announce that all of their Model 888 silent wafer check valves are now NSF/ANSI standard 61-certified for drinking water systems....more...

California Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive order on Nov. 13 that could extend water conservation measure in urban areas until next year.

The governor...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...

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 IAPMO Group is pleased to announce the hiring of Tina Donda as vice president of Water Systems.

Donda comes to The IAPMO Group after spending...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 new...more...

Editorial Director Ashlei Cooper recently attended the American Society of Plumbing Engineer’s (ASPE) Technical Symposium in St. Louis, Mo. The four-day event was well attended...more...

St. Elizabeth Villa in Hamilton, Ontario proudly offers “care-free independent and assisted living” for up to 90 retired adults. Overlooking Canada’s Golden Horseshoe region atop...more...

ASPE works to make legislative impact at all industry levels

By Carol Johnson, CPD, LEED AP, CFI

At ASPE’s 2015 Technical Symposium...more...

RATIO Architects awarded RTM Engineering Consultants (RTM)—as part of an A/E design team—the contract for MEP services for the overall renovation planned for the University...more...

The Hanby Elementary School & Bush Early Education Center, of the Brandywine School District in Wilmington, Del., was constructed in 2011 on the site of...more...

The ReNEWW House is a 2000 square foot, 1920s vintage bungalow-style house, located in West Lafayette, Ind., next to Purdue University’s campus. ReNEWW stands for...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...

 

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...more...

Q: What is the history of Concast? At Concast, we trace our beginning back to 1891, when we began production of brass and bronze ingot in...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...

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...

An aging population, aging water and increased awareness are just a few possible reasons for a rise in Legionnaires’ disease. If you weren’t thinking much about...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...

This month, I will look at some of the features of fire pump installations in Japan. Mind you, this is strictly from the point of...more...

I received an e-mail from an industry leader in water conservation asking about a recent column on Legionnaires Disease. The column mentioned that water conservation...more...

As the size of my company grows there has been recent need for some restructuring. I’m sure most of you struggle as I do with...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...

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...

The AP reports on the nation’s largest seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad, Calif., set to open later this year. Supporters consider seawater desalination a partial...more...

The Los Angeles Times reports on a plans at the Water Replenishment District of Southern California for a $95 million water treatment plant that would...more...

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

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Legend

The T/S-2102NL No Lead Forged Brass Full Port Ball Valve with Drain is ideal for maintenance and freeze protection. The valve isolates a branch or...more...

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General Pipe Cleaners

The compact, lightweight JM-1000 Mini-Jet offers a great way to clear grease, sand and ice clogs at a great price. Clear small lines, clogged sinks,...more...

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HOLDRITE

TESTRITE is a safe, dry, fast inline DWV testing system, is designed with versatility in mind and can be installed in no-hub cast iron, ABS...more...

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Webstone

The patented Isolator E-X-P E2 service valve kits allow for quicker, consistent quality TWH installations, with fewer leak paths; and are now available with Pro-Connect...more...

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Armstrong International

The Brain was introduced for digital recirculating hot water system temperature control. Actuators bolted onto ancient Thermostatic Mixing Valve designs, ball valves reliant upon RTD's...more...