September 2015

Helping commissioning providers ensure optimized operation of their facilities and systems is the focus of a newly published guideline from ASHRAE.

ASHRAE Guideline 0.2-2015, Commissioning...more...

Lasting up to 2.5 times longer than a standard sensor battery, the new PWRX long-life battery system is now available for all Selectronic hands-free flush...more...

School District U46 officials closed three schools midmorning Wednesday after high levels of Legionella, the bacteria that causes Legionnaire's disease pneumonia, was found in the...more...

The Los Angeles Times reports that the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is in talks with Los Angeles County sanitation districts about developing a recycled...more...

The ASPE Boston Chapter will hold its 22nd Biennial Product Show, Nov. 10, from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. at The Lantana, Randolph, Mass.

The show will include...more...

The American National Standards Institute is now offering site license subscriptions for National Fire Protection Association standards. A comprehensive collection of over 1,300 of NFPA's...more...

DNAinfo New York reports that building owners in New York City have registered almost 5,000 cooling towers with the city in the wake of the...more...

Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company, has entered into an exclusive relationship with Rentricity Inc., to provide integrated water solutions for municipal,...more...

The official Program Guide for the 2015 ASPE Technical Symposium contains everything you need to know about this year’s event, including schedules, technical session descriptions,...more...

The green building sector is outpacing overall construction growth in the U.S. and will account for more than 2.3 million American jobs this year, according...more...

The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative has awarded UL $1.35 million funding to UL to further develop new scientific methods for predicting PV module...more...

The State-Journal Register reports that five lawsuits have been filed in connection with last September’s carbon monoxide leak at North Mac Intermediate School in Girard,...more...

An outdated floor standing heating system makes way for Navien’s new high-tech wall-hung condensing modulating boiler, the NHB, in a video shot during a recent...more...

The death toll from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in Quincy, Illinois, has risen to 10, all but one of them at a home...more...

Work on a $110 million land-based casino project should not be delayed despite contractors being forced to redo about 2,500 feet of below-code water...more...

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO®), publisher of the Uniform Plumbing Code® (UPC) and Uniform Mechanical Code® (UMC), is calling for formal...more...

The IAPMO Group is pleased to announce Barry A. Johnson, PE, has joined the Uniform Evaluation Service (UES) staff as a senior engineer.

Johnson brings...more...

Rice & Gardner Consultants has been named one of HBJ's Fast 100— the list of the fastest-growing Houston companies. As a professional services firm that...more...

Fast Company website Co.DESIGN reports on how Grundfos developed the AQtap to solve the problem of dispensing clean water while also creating revenue for the local community....more...

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) – the only organization that defines, teaches and promotes best practices in all sectors of design-build – and the...more...

Michael Savage has been appointed as a Josam and Affiliates specification manager.  Savage brings with him more than 25 years regional and national sales...more...

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Miraloma Elementary started removing the circles, triangles and stick-figure signs from restrooms at the start of this school year,...more...

HOLDRITE, manufacturer of pipe and equipment support systems, acoustical plumbing solutions and water/firestop sleeving systems, offers the opportunity for plumbing engineers and designers to earn...more...

Bill Fallow, P. Eng, chief plumbing inspector, technical inspection services, Department of Public Safety, New Brunswick was presented with the Joseph K. Seidner Award in...more...

Leaky pipes, less revenue and bad odors are a few of the unintended consequences of fighting the California drought, according to a Los Angeles Times article.

“Shorter...more...

While many building rating programs exist worldwide, there is not anything in the industry that standardizes the contents of those programs, ensuring users are knowledgeable...more...

Robert J. Pagano, Jr. was just days into beginning his second year as CEO of Watts Water Technologies, Inc., when we conducted our interview in...more...

For over eight decades, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has hosted its Education and Business Conference. The conference is an opportunity...more...

Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) has been one of the industry’s advocates that has been vocal about water shortage issues, specifically the drought situation in California....more...

HOLDRITE is rapidly growing. And as it is growing, the privately held manufacturer is focusing on designing innovative plumbing solutions that will help improve the...more...

Between 1990 and 2010, the city of Cottonwood, Ariz., located in the state’s second fastest growing county, nearly doubled its residential service area. This growth...more...

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) is excited for the next generation of industry talent. So excited that the society developed ASPE Young Professionals...more...

In Alaska, a plumbing and heating service call might take a number of days, a long drive, a trip on a ferry boat with a...more...

The New York City Council approved legislation on August 13 mandating several measures for cooling towers in the midst of the city’s worst breakout of...more...

I have seen a lot of changes in the plumbing codes since 1978, but the laws of physics have not changed. I joined ASPE in...more...

High LEED, HERS, RESNET and Energy Star building construction scores are cool energy efficiency certifications to strive for if you are a sustainability nerd, or...more...

As a sales trainer, I often confront a difficult obstacle that stands in the way of developing more effective sales people. Too often, sales people...more...

In a few months, a new edition of NFPA 13, the 2016 edition, will be available. There were a few NITMAMS at the NFPA Technical...more...

Years ago, I learned a lesson that you can’t have a flush valve tailpiece trap primer on an ADA water closet because it raises the...more...

From the outside, the 1920s villa in the seaside community of Newport, R.I., appears as any other stately historic home in the neighborhood. But inside...more...

The UK’s Guardian newspaper reports on the “Berglar,” a redesigned trap that features two filters that separate oil and grease from water. It’s the work...more...

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Lochinvar

CON·X·US remote connectivity allows most smart devices to be linked with compatible SMART SYSTEM boiler controls from around the corner or halfway around the world....more...

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Uponor

These code-listed, commercial-grade, PEX-to-PEX, fullport ball valves are available in ½ to 2 inch sizes and are appropriate for non-potable PEX piping applications. In addition,...more...

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Mansfield

The clean and green rimless bowl design of the Cascade high-efficiency toilet (HET) reduces germs and bacteria that typically hide in difficult-to-access rim areas of...more...

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Legend

Introducing a series of new quarter-turn commercial sillcocks equipped with an integral vacuum breaker (ASSE 1011): the T-541 rough brass, T-548 satin-finished brass, and T-549...more...

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Watts Water

The IntelliStation is a digital water mixing and recirculation system.  The smart delivery system allows managers of commercial and institutional facilities such as hospitals, hotels,...more...

The American Society of Plumbing Engineers is pleased to announce that Watts Water Technologies, a global provider of plumbing, heating, and water quality solutions for...more...

Ralph Parsons, the wealthy founder of an international engineering firm, had a plan to end drought in Southern California – in 1961.

“The solution Parsons...more...