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Plumbing apprentices shine at PHCC Connect

  With a program chock full of heavy hitting seminars, a straight-from-the-heart keynote and a trade show floor that featured some of the newest products and services, it was the plumbing apprenticeship contest that turned heads at this year’s PHCC-National Association’s Connect show in Hollywood, Fla. Some of the future’s brightest competed for bragging rights—and … Continue reading Plumbing apprentices shine at PHCC Connect

BOSCH THERMOTECHNOLOGY INTRODUCES FLOOR STANDING MODEL

BOSCH THERMOTECHNOLOGY INTRODUCES FLOOR STANDING MODEL WITH AFUE 95% RATED EFFICIENCY Bosch Thermotechnology’s Greenstar gas condensing boiler for residential applications is now available in a floor standing (FS) version for all eight regular (heat) and combi (heat+hot water) models. With its sleek appliance-like design and small footprint, Greenstar FS models are ideal for use in … Continue reading BOSCH THERMOTECHNOLOGY INTRODUCES FLOOR STANDING MODEL

Don’t miss the Modern Hydronics — Summit 2015

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

Bell & Gossett releases Q3 Little Red Schoolhouse schedule

Bell & Gossett announces its 2015 third quarter Little Red Schoolhouse seminar schedule for in-person training. The training center’s seminars provide systems design training to engineers, wholesalers and contractors in the plumbing and hydronic heating and cooling industries. Little Red Schoolhouse Opened in 1954, the Little Red Schoolhouse offers seminars covering a wide range of … Continue reading Bell & Gossett releases Q3 Little Red Schoolhouse schedule

Weil-McLain Evergreen™ High-Efficiency Condensing Boiler

Weil-McLain® now offers its most advanced high-efficiency condensing boiler. The new 95% AFUE Evergreen™ boiler features cutting-edge technology with simple controls, flexible functionality for multiple applications and a durable design, and is easy to install, use and maintain. The unit is adaptable for most heating needs including light commercial or large residential applications and for … Continue reading Weil-McLain Evergreen™ High-Efficiency Condensing Boiler

Botto Brothers Plumbing & Heating — Water/Steam Boiler Installation

Long Island’s rich hydronic heritage can be seen in the houses that cover the island, as well as the plumbing and heating shops that serve them. Common is the moderately sized, turn-of-the-century house that’s seen addition after addition, with as many changes to the heating system. The family-owned hydronic shops run by passionate “wet-heads” continue … Continue reading Botto Brothers Plumbing & Heating — Water/Steam Boiler Installation

Cooling alternatives to conventional air conditioning systems

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

Uponor launches ProPEX® brass ball valves for radiant and hydronic piping applications

Uponor North America (Uponor) is now offering a new, more cost-effective ball valve option for radiant heating/cooling and hydronic piping applications. These code-listed, commercial-grade, PEX-to-PEX, full-port ball valves are available in ½” to 2″ sizes and are appropriate for non-potable PEX piping applications.   The valves are available on-demand in CAD and BIM design files … Continue reading Uponor launches ProPEX® brass ball valves for radiant and hydronic piping applications

Got beer? Michigan brewery uses innovative piping solution for heat reclaim

To say that Michiganders take beer brewing seriously is an understatement. The state of Michigan has over 185 craft breweries and even has their own song entitled, “The Michigan State Beer Fight Song.” Many cities in the state offer their own version of pub-crawls and craft brewery tours to give tourists a taste of what … Continue reading Got beer? Michigan brewery uses innovative piping solution for heat reclaim

Neutra-Safe Expands, Improves Condensate Neutralizer Line

Neutrasafe Corp. has added new products to their line of high-quality condensate neutralizers to fit almost any hi-efficiency, gas fired application. Improvements have also been made to all tube-type and tank-type neutralizers, enhancing ease of maintenance and/or performance. Tube-type condensate neutralizers are now offered in four sizes from 220,000 to 2 million BTUH. Addition of … Continue reading Neutra-Safe Expands, Improves Condensate Neutralizer Line

Success through teamwork for landmark California project

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

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

Caleffi DIRTMAG®

Ferrous impurities form when iron or steel oxidizes. Abrasive and often microscopic, the impurities can deposit onto heat exchanger surfaces and accumulate in pump cavities, causing reduced thermal efficiency and premature wear.   The new Caleffi flanged DIRTMAG® is a commercial dirt separator that is especially effective at removing ferrous impurities.  As fluid enters the separator, … Continue reading Caleffi DIRTMAG®

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

Bosch Thermotechnology Introduces Intelligent Control Modules for Bosch & Buderus Boilers

Bosch Thermotechnology has introduced a New System Control (NSC) package of intelligent modules designed to control single or multiple zone systems for increased indoor comfort and greater energy savings. The NSC tightly controls energy use through two-way communications with a range of high efficiency (95% AFUE) Bosch and Buderus condensing boiler offerings: Greenstar wall-mounted and … Continue reading Bosch Thermotechnology Introduces Intelligent Control Modules for Bosch & Buderus Boilers

Xylem contributions recognized at Hydraulic Institute’s 2015 annual meeting

Five employees from the Applied Water Systems (AWS) business unit of Xylem were recently recognized by the Hydraulic Institute (HI) for their longtime service to and involvement in HI, the largest association of pump industry manufacturers in North America. The recognition took place during the organization’s 2015 annual meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida.   “Xylem … Continue reading Xylem contributions recognized at Hydraulic Institute’s 2015 annual meeting

Webinar: Exploring Lochinvar’s New CON·X·US™ Remote Connectivity Platform

Lochinvar is hosting a free webinar to introduce the new CON·X·US™ remote connect capability. Presently available as an option on the FTXL Fire Tube Boiler, CON·X·US will become available on even more high-efficiency Lochinvar products in 2015. CON·X·US technology lets you use any smart device to link up with SMART SYSTEM™ boiler controls from around … Continue reading Webinar: Exploring Lochinvar’s New CON·X·US™ Remote Connectivity Platform

George’s Plumbing and Heating Inc. — Controlling Comfort

While real estate sales have improved across the country, growth has chiefly been seen in the mid-range market. Homes in the 1,200 to 2,500-square-foot range are spending less time with a realtor’s sign in the front yard.   But new home construction has lagged, especially in the custom home business. Few people know this better … Continue reading George’s Plumbing and Heating Inc. — Controlling Comfort

Xylem’s Bell & Gossett releases Q2 Little Red Schoolhouse schedule

Morton Grove, Ill. — The second-quarter 2015 seminar schedule is now available for Bell & Gossett’s Little Red Schoolhouse in Morton Grove. The training center’s seminars provide systems design training to engineers, wholesalers and contractors in the plumbing and hydronic heating and cooling industries.   “Xylem is at the forefront of providing education to current … Continue reading Xylem’s Bell & Gossett releases Q2 Little Red Schoolhouse schedule

Idaho architect office showcases ProRadiant solution

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

REHAU launches weather-sensing control option for hydronic snowmelting systems

LEESBURG, Va. — REHAU announces the launch of an advanced new weather-sensing control module developed for use with REHAU hydronic snow and ice melting (SIM) systems. The REHAU Smart Controls SIM Module also features an automated option that allows the system to operate with optimum efficiency.   REHAU’s innovative hydronic SIM system is designed to … Continue reading REHAU launches weather-sensing control option for hydronic snowmelting systems

Oil to gas at Loudon Elementary: Shrinking the boilers

School budgets are a hot topic nationwide. So is school energy consumption. Loudon, New Hampshire is no exception. As the town grows, the realization that more teachers will soon be required is coupled with the need to maintain existing programs that benefit students and families.   Short of raising property taxes, there’s no simple way … Continue reading Oil to gas at Loudon Elementary: Shrinking the boilers

Community college replaces old boilers with hybrid system

Washington State Community College (WSCC) is a comprehensive two-year accredited community college located in Washington County, Ohio. Established in 1971 as Washington Technical College. WSCC offers its 2,300 students more than 50 programs of study in Arts & Sciences, Health Sciences, Business, Engineering and Industrial. The building had two large, very old atmospheric water tube … Continue reading Community college replaces old boilers with hybrid system

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

Viega announces vertical integration in PEX manufacturing

Wichita, Kan. — Viega announces vertical integration of its PEX tubing manufacturing process. The company’s resource consolidation includes producing resin and extruding PEX tubing, which makes Viega the only manufacturer to quality control PEX tubing from the raw-material stage through the finished product. ViegaPEX Ultra tubing, which offers the highest industry ratings for UV exposure … Continue reading Viega announces vertical integration in PEX manufacturing

Uponor to expand PEX pipe manufacturing facility

Uponor North America (Uponor) is expanding its manufacturing facility in Apple Valley, Minn. beginning late spring 2015, with completion expected by Dec. 1, 2015. The $18 million investment will be used toward the renovation and expansion of an additional 88,000 square feet to accommodate lean manufacturing and office space, as well as additional manufacturing equipment … Continue reading Uponor to expand PEX pipe manufacturing facility

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

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.

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

Honig Winery Barrel Room Process Hot Water — J. Peña Plumbing

J. Peña Plumbing, Napa, Calif., recently conducted a process hot water installation—for sanitation and clean-up—by installing six Navien NPE240A tankless water heaters. Owner Jose Peña and two of his techs performed the installation, serving a new building facility — the 10,000-sq.-ft. Honig Winery barrel room in Rutherford, Calif. Navien NPE240A Features: • NPE-240A • ½” … Continue reading Honig Winery Barrel Room Process Hot Water — J. Peña Plumbing

Reissmann Plumbing Snowmelt Driveway Installation

Hub friend Derek Moore, president, Reissmann Plumbing & Heating Inc., gives a glimpse of a recent residential snowmelt installation. This very cool time-lapse video shows the entire project from start to finish. Reissmann Plumbing & Heating, Inc., Chester, N.J., is a full service plumbing and heating company serving Morris County and the surrounding areas of … Continue reading Reissmann Plumbing Snowmelt Driveway Installation

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

Lochinvar recognized in AHR Innovation Awards

Lebanon, Tenn. — Lochinvar, LLC announced that its FTXL™ Fire Tube Boiler is among the products recognized in the 2015 AHR Expo Innovation Awards Competition. The awards give special recognition to exhibiting companies that have developed the most creative and useful products on the market. The FTXL Boiler was awarded Honorable Mention in the heating … Continue reading Lochinvar recognized in AHR Innovation Awards

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.

AERCO to be acquired by Watts Water Technologies

Blauvelt, N.Y. — AERCO International, Inc., portfolio entity of The Riverside Company, announced that they are being acquired by Watts Water Technologies, Inc. The acquisition of AERCO is expected to close before the end of this year. The consummation of the acquisition is subject to customary closing conditions. AERCO is a leading manufacturer of a … Continue reading AERCO to be acquired by Watts Water Technologies

Soldering of No-Lead Copper Alloy Fittings, Valves and Components

With the help of Andrew  Kireta, Jr., CDA vice president and Dale Powell, CDA project manager, The Copper Development Association (CDA) presents this video entitled Soldering of No-Lead Copper Alloy Fittings, Valves and Components, which not only demonstrates the proper soldering techniques for new alloys, but offers an explanation as to why they must be treated … Continue reading Soldering of No-Lead Copper Alloy Fittings, Valves and Components

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