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New Product: MrPEX ® Composite Radiant Manifold

MrPEX ® Composite Radiant Manifold is made from a durable high performance plastic designed to withstand high temperature and pressure. The manifold exceeds the oxygen diffusion standard DIN 4726 and is completely corrosion resistant. The manifold comes partially assembled as a complete kit. Plastic cap on the return valve can be removed to accommodate a … Continue reading New Product: MrPEX ® Composite Radiant Manifold

Weil-McLain Launches Advanced AquaBalance High Efficiency Combi-Boiler

Energy-efficient, reliable, space-saving unit features leading-edge condensing technology for residential applications Burr Ridge, Ill. – Weil-McLain® introduces the new AquaBalance™ combination boiler featuring leading-edge hydronic technology for smaller space residential applications. The state-of-the-art unit combines the warmth of high-efficiency space heating and the convenience of on-demand domestic hot water in a reliable, space-saving, easy-to-install package. … Continue reading Weil-McLain Launches Advanced AquaBalance High Efficiency Combi-Boiler

30 yrs of Power-Fin by Lochinvar

Lochinvar Celebrates 30yrs of Power-Fin® Commercial Product Line The pioneer product of efficient heating experiences a milestone in July 2016 Tennessee-based Lochinvar, LLC is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its industry-changing Power-Fin product line this July. “As a company, we are proud to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Power-Fin product line.  This product line … Continue reading 30 yrs of Power-Fin by Lochinvar

Condensate Management for Condensing Appliances

During the past decade, the number of condensing boilers, furnaces and water heaters being installed has continued to rise every year. All indications are that this trend will continue and in some cases is already mandated by federal authorities. Provisions for dealing with the corrosive condensate from these appliances are covered by the Plumbing Codes … Continue reading Condensate Management for Condensing Appliances

California wastewater agency wins with radiant technology

When most people think of radiant heat or hydronic snow melt, the usual applications come to mind: warm floors, heated sidewalks and snow-free driveways. The Big Bear Area Regional Wastewater Agency (BBARWA) in Big Bear, Calif., contacted Viega Radiant Design Services with a project that needed an innovative solution. A byproduct of the water treatment … Continue reading California wastewater agency wins with radiant technology

Straw bale home meets energy efficiency challenges

A leading solar integrator in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado, Solar Gain Services has been offering solar thermal and photovoltaics to commercial and residential clients since 2007. When co-owner Luke Christy—NABCEP certified as both a solar heating installer and as a PV installation professional—received a call from a homeowner in Sagauche, Colo., to … Continue reading Straw bale home meets energy efficiency challenges

Grundfos Heat Exchangers

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

Lochinvar expands CON•X•US remote connectivity platform

Lebanon, Tenn. — Since introducing the CON·X·US remote connectivity platform on the FTXL™ Fire Tube Boiler in 2014, Lochinvar, LLC has received significant industry support for the new capabilities offered by CON·X·US advanced technology. In response to this positive feedback from the field, Lochinvar is extending its exclusive remote connectivity option to the KNIGHT® Boiler … Continue reading Lochinvar expands CON•X•US remote connectivity platform

Radiant slab heating and cooling system assists in Ontario high school’s LEED Certification

  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

From the field: Hanse Hotel — Attendorn, Germany

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

Get Ready to Geo

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

REHAU launches app for radiant heating material estimates

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

National Geothermal Day Kickoff; Big Help for Explaining Geothermal

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

Bosch announces 2014 Green Living Awards winners

Londonderry, N.H. — Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. has announced the winning entries in its 2nd annual Green Living Awards contest. For 2014 Bosch considered entries for commercial and residential projects using Bosch products and awarded prizes for what was judged to be the top three projects in each category. The First Place Award winners are: For Commercial … Continue reading Bosch announces 2014 Green Living Awards winners

Foley Mechanical — historic home enjoys mechanical upgrade

Located in Bethesda, Md., the Seymour Krieger House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and was designed in the 1950s by internationally renowned modernist architect Marcel Breuer. The house currently is owned by an architect, and he wanted to restore the mechanical system while keeping the architectural integrity of the structure intact. … Continue reading Foley Mechanical — historic home enjoys mechanical upgrade

Navien wins AHR Innovation Award

Irvine, Calif. — Navien, Inc., located in Irvine, California, continues to receive accolades for innovative and industry-leading products by many associations and institutes, with the latest recognition by the AHR Expo for the 2015 Innovation Award in the plumbing sector. Navien’s high-efficiency premium tankless water heating and combi-boiler products have gained a strong following nationwide … Continue reading Navien wins AHR Innovation Award

Integrated intelligence, communicative devices trending

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

2015 AHR video recap

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.

Geothermal at Yellow Iron Academy — Pella, Iowa

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

Rivera Greens, New York State’s first green development, features geothermal

Natale Builders’ newest development — Rivera Greens — in Clarence, N.Y., includes 35 single-family homes built to an energy efficiency standard unparalleled in the Buffalo/Niagara region. In fact, Rivera Greens is the first certified National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Green Standards Eco-Friendly Development in New York State. All home designs in the development are … Continue reading Rivera Greens, New York State’s first green development, features geothermal

Danfoss introduces OJ ETO2 snowmelt controller

The new Danfoss OJ ETO2 Snow Melt controller offers an intelligent all-in-one control solution for ice and snow melting suitable for any application which uses hydronic or electric heating, including driveways, parking lots, sidewalks, stairs, ramps, bridges, and more. Optimal operation is ensured through output control, making the system both effective and economical. ETO2 offers … Continue reading Danfoss introduces OJ ETO2 snowmelt controller

Kentucky’s Clark County high school uses hybrid HVAC design

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

Rheem acquires CEM S.A.

Atlanta — Rheem acquired CEM S.A., a public Chilean company that manufactures and distributes tankless, solar and tank water heating products. CEM S.A. sells its products under the Splendid brand name throughout South America. Splendid is the most established water heating brand in Chile, and it is also the country’s market leader for water heating … Continue reading Rheem acquires CEM S.A.

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