The International Code Council (ICC), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and ICC’s Solar Rating & Certification Corporation (ICC-SRCC) have collaborated to publish the 2015 International Solar Energy Provisions and Commentary. The new publication is the first of its kind to include solar energy code-related provisions, commentary and selected standards in a single, comprehensive resource Read more

Although it’s only 25% completed, the Central Ohio Transit Authority’s (COTA) ongoing $75 million conversion to compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled buses is already saving more than 2.5 million gallons of diesel fuel and emitting 100 tons less bus emission contaminants annually in the greater Columbus, Ohio area. The bus conversion project’s accompanying HVAC retrofit Read more

“Mandate estimated to increase home-buying costs for Minnesota consumers by $10,000 – $20,000 per home” That was the title of a press release that hit my email inbox a couple weeks ago. For those who do not know, I own and operate a small [mostly residential] plumbing and hydronics heating business on the north side Read more

Armstrong Fluid Technology announced that it will showcase its enhanced HSC Firepak™, a completely integrated fire pump solution that delivers a unique set of advantages to both designers and contractors, at the NFPA Conference and Expo in Las Vegas, June 9-12. Featuring a compact design for fast and easy installation, Armstrong’s “Plug and Leave” design Read more