Here’s a solution that makes sense in back-to-back hydronic piping applications. Uponor’s ProPEX® engineered polymer (EP) opposing-port tees eliminate the need for additional tees, elbows and piping to facilitate connections for back-to back terminal units, reducing the number of required fittings by 75% and the number of required connections by 60%. In traditional installations, you … Continue reading ProPEX® EP opposing-port tees reduce fittings by 75%, connections by 60%
Check out Modern Hydronics – Summit 2015 for a one-of-a-kind conference and trade show dedicated exclusively to the hydronics market. Conveniently located at the International Centre by Toronto’s Pearson Airport, you’ll see demonstrations of the latest technologies and products from industry leading manufacturers, learn from informative speakers, network with colleagues and experts, enjoy lunch, dinner and … Continue reading Don’t miss the Modern Hydronics — Summit 2015
Radiant cooling has been utilized in commercial cooling settings for more than 20 years. A very active, very large airport — Suvarnabhumi International Airport in Thailand — has been successfully using radiant cooling for two decades. Radiant cooling works in much the same way that radiant heating works. Most people who have basements have experienced … Continue reading Cooling alternatives to conventional air conditioning systems
Fellow Hydronic Professionals,, I have been the director of the RPA now for 2 and 1/3 years. It has been an arduous journey, with some ups and some downs, mostly ups, but we (I especially) do this for the industry. We now have in place one of the most dynamic group of people (members on … Continue reading Let’s clear the air…
Taco’s now-expanded ECM, wet rotor Viridian line includes the VR3452 high efficiency wet rotor variable speed circulator for chilled and hot water applications, offering up to 34 feet of shut-off head and 52 gpm flow. All settings are accomplished with the user-friendly interface. The permanent magnet ECM motor saves up to 85% of the electrical … Continue reading Taco introduces Viridian 3452, ECM circulator for commercial systems
Grundfos provides a full range of gasketed and brazed plate heat exchangers designed for heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and cooling applications. Versatile and reliable gasketed plate heat exchangers feature wavelike corrugation for optimal fluid distribution, leading to the highest heat transfer rates at the lowest pressure drops. A compact and economic option, brazed heat exchangers are … Continue reading Grundfos Heat Exchangers
By John Mesenbrink Recently, Ron Passafaro, president & CEO of ECR International, was re-elected as Chairman of the Hydronics Institute through 2017. Passafaro, who has been a member of the Hydronics Institute his entire career and has served on its Executive Board since 2007, said, “I am honored and humbled to be re-elected by my … Continue reading MH Spotlight: ECR International
Centrally located in Orange County, California, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) provides transportation service for three million local residents as well as 40 million annual visitors. A LEED Platinum-certified building, the structure is 67,000 square feet with three levels. ARTIC’s unique architecture includes a large number of windows and a dome-shaped structure, which … Continue reading Success through teamwork for landmark California project
REHAU was awarded with the Plastics Pipe Institute (PPI) Building & Construction Division’s Project of the Year earlier this month at the organization’s annual meeting. The award recognizes the company’s role in the École Secondaire Jeunes sans Frontiers (Secondary School for Youth Without Frontiers) project in Brampton, Ontario. The school, which has earned the … Continue reading Radiant slab heating and cooling system assists in Ontario high school’s LEED Certification
Homes on Providence’s historic East Side often come with an enviable address, lovely views and antiquated heating systems. Such was the case last year with a 12,000-sq.-ft. home on the East Side with a view overlooking the state capitol. A new buyer decided to completely renovate the home and install a new HVAC system using … Continue reading Historic Providence home gets geothermal makeover
Londonderry, NH – One day after attending a bill-signing ceremony at the White House with President Obama, the Granite State’s senior Senator paid a visit to Bosch Thermotechnology on Friday, May 1st in recognition of the company’s commitment to producing energy efficient heating and cooling systems. Her bipartisan, co-sponsored bill, the Energy Efficiency Improvement … Continue reading Senator Sheehan visits Bosch Thermotechnology
While visiting the ISH Show in Frankfurt, Germany, I was fortunate enough to take some extra time to visit the Aquatherm manufacturing facility in Attendorn, Germany. And, one of the many highlights of the trip included visiting the mechanical room at the Hanse Hotel, which incorporated many of the Aquatherm products on the market today. … Continue reading From the field: Hanse Hotel — Attendorn, Germany
Geothermal heating and cooling is the most efficient, earth-friendly and economical comfort technology in the world. Watch this video to see how it works! Learn more at www.GeothermalDay.com
LEESBURG, Va. —REHAU announces the launch of its new web application, REHAU Radiant Calculator, designed to provide contractors and wholesalers with a quick material estimate for different types of radiant heating installation methods. Intended for use by hydronics experts already familiar with sizing pumps, boilers, controls and manifolds, the calculator estimates the requirements for … Continue reading REHAU launches app for radiant heating material estimates
2015 is a big year for the geothermal industry, and what better time to officially kick off “National Geothermal Day” than April (Earth-Month)? The geothermal HVAC industry has come together in a big way to put together a brand neutral website to which we all can go to learn more about this amazing technology. What’s … Continue reading National Geothermal Day Kickoff; Big Help for Explaining Geothermal
The first time I’d ever heard of a disruptive technology, it didn’t sound like good news to me. As it turns out, the term refers to a technology that changes the way we do things— usually for good. Perhaps you’ve heard the story of buggy whips? Not much need for them after motor vehicles came … Continue reading Is geothermal HVAC disruptive?
The 2015 ISH Show in Frankfurt, Germany, by all accounts, did not disappoint. The show was spectacular and grandiose in size and attendance. In fact, official numbers released from the show indicate record numbers in attendance — 198,000 visitors, a new exhibitor record and a significant increase in the level of international guests. ISH … Continue reading The show that is del-ISH
CSHQA, an award-winning design firm in Boise, Idaho, leads by example and adapts to changing practices and technologies in business, architecture and engineering. When renovating its new office, the firm decided to install radiant heating and cooling. After completing energy modeling and cost comparisons for six different systems, the team decided on the Viega ProRadiant … Continue reading Idaho architect office showcases ProRadiant solution
This is what we know from last month’s AHR Show: according to the numbers, attendance was shattered — more than 61,000 total attendees, including 42,400 visitors, participated in the Expo. What was trending at this year’s show? Themes from the show included continued product efficiency and systems that now have intuitive communications—which were once considered … Continue reading Integrated intelligence, communicative devices trending
The 2015 AHR Show in Chicago broke attendance numbers and the exhibitors were on their “A” game. Not able to go? This video recap brings the show to life. Stay tuned for more AHR videos in our AHR video series.
Mindi Vanden Bosch is the Human Resources manager, and third generation family member with Vermeer, a manufacturer of agricultural and industrial equipment. Vermeer was established 1948 in Pella, Iowa by Mindi’s grandfather, Gary Vermeer. “Our credo is Build the Best, Built to Last,” noted Mindi. Today, they serve customers in more than 60 nations with … Continue reading Geothermal at Yellow Iron Academy — Pella, Iowa
By Jay Egg There are 3 main types of geothermal exchange wells (drilled). They are: Closed Loop Class V Thermal Exchange (Open Loop) Standing Column Well (SCW) The first two have been referred to in previous articles. The Standing Column Well (SCW) is typically used in a specific geology. Primarily an SCW is used in … Continue reading What is a standing column well geothermal HVAC system?
The new $60-million George Rogers Clark High School’s (GRCHS) green design is helping record up to 35% less monthly utility costs while providing better indoor air quality and comfort than the 30-percent smaller conventional building it replaced. One reason for the increased efficiency is a hybrid HVAC design featuring a geothermal well field that supplies … Continue reading Kentucky’s Clark County high school uses hybrid HVAC design
Godbout Plumbing & Heating Inc., Biddeford, Maine, was called to the Biddeford YMCA to swap out five, eight-year-old inefficient boilers. “We pulled the five boilers in an environment they should not have been installed,” says Jim Godbout, owner. The mechanical room before the Viessmann boiler makeover. Godbout and his team installed a couple of Viessmann … Continue reading Godbout Plumbing & Heating transforms YMCA mechanical room