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The Bosch Thermotechnology Corp.’s Green  Living Awards contest is returning for 2015. The contest, now in its third year,  recognizes both residential and commercial projects...more...

Milwaukee Tool introduced an entirely new high-tech way to tap into the capabilities of its power tools, perhaps the most high-touch of products, at its annual New...more...

Watts Water Technologies, Inc. announced second quarter sales of $386.9 million, a decrease of 2.3%, as compared to the same period last year.

The company...more...

Two people have died in a Legionnaires' disease outbreak in New York. Thirty-one cases of the flu-like disease have been reported since mid-July in the...more...

Low water pressure, at least when the plumbing is working, or no air conditioning or heat with apparently  one setting – “hot,” greet freshmen at...more...

Watts Water announced that Tony Johnson has joined the company as Regional Sales Manager — South Central.  In that role, he is responsible for sales...more...

Honeywell announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Elster Division of Melrose Industries plc, a leading provider of thermal gas solutions...more...

The Atlanta Journal Constitution included a report last week on a reporter’s trip to the R.M. Clayton Water Reclamation Center to see first-hand the problem...more...

Despite the urgent need to save water, consumers and businesses in drought-stricken states have been slow to purchase and install water-efficient toilets, showerheads and bathroom...more...

The Sloan® Royal flushometer line for urinals and water closets has expanded with the development of new Sloan Royal reclaimed water flushometer models engineered specifically...more...

The Tampa Bay Times reports that he Florida Public Service Commission is scheduled to open a hearing on a proposal by Walmart and a group...more...

The REMI Network reports that developers of new energy performance labels for pumps, fans and compressors are seeking building operations data that will be key...more...

Are you too hot at the office? Are you too cold? Or is it just right? Bloomberg Business reports that some tech firms are hoping...more...

Here’s a rundown on sewage treatment in eight cities around the world from Port-au-Prince with 262,000 tons of sewage annually to Shanghai 19 billion tons.

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The F.W. Webb Company is announcing an innovative polypropylene pipe and fitting system for commercial, institutional and industrial needs. Making its debut domestically after more...more...

The South China Morning Post reports that a plumber at the center of a lead-contaminated water scare at a Hong Kong public housing site where...more...

Here’s an interesting Linked In post from Luka Mautinovic, P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C entitled “The Only Engineering Rules You Will Ever Need.”

“Despite all the...more...

Local CBS affiliate WJAX-TV interviewed Neptune Fire Protection Engineering senior fire protection engineer Steve Kowkabany following a fire that destroyed 20 condo in building near...more...

Liberty Pumps is on target to complete a major expansion of its facilities in Bergen, NY.

“Liberty Pumps is well underway in the construction of...more...

Liberty Pumps is pleased to announce it has implemented an Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

Liberty Pumps has been a family owned company for the past...more...

Vancouver, B.C. – IBC is pleased to announce the appointment of Douglas Dodds as managing director of sales and marketing for North America. IBC is...more...

Kohler, Wis. – A group of IBC wholesalers and sales representatives recently returned from a 5-day trip to the Netherlands. The group toured Intergas’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities...more...

Rinnai has expanded its commercial line with the introduction of the C199 model, a condensing tankless water heater with a heat exchanger designed specifically for...more...

Downers Grove, Ill. – Grundfos Pumps Corporation has elevated Jonathan Hamp-Adams to the newly created position of managing director for the company’s Commercial Building Systems...more...

In Santa Barbara, the Charles E. Meyer Desalination Plant has sat in limbo since 1992, when it was cranked up for testing and quickly shut...more...

A new tech startup has come up with a way to let farmers lease their extra water, much in the same way Airbnb enables homeowners...more...

The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) recently announced that they have released a new report...more...

In its 2015 edition, the International Plumbing Code cut the required number of drinking fountains in buildings by half. American’s penchant for bottled water is...more...

Mokena, Ill. – The Radiant Professionals Alliance (RPA) is inviting entries from the entire industry – not just RPA members – for its 2015 System...more...

Since early spring, Carlisle, Pa., water authorities and engineers with Herbert, Rowland & Grubic Inc., an engineering firm with six locations Pennsylvania, Ohio and West...more...

Washington – The International Code Council 2015 Annual Conference, Code Hearings & Expo will take place Sept. 27 – Oct. 7, in Long Beach, Calif. This...more...

BALTIMORE - Jensen Hughes’ subsidiary, RJA Fire Protection Technology Consulting, in Shanghai, China is in the first select group to receive approval under the new government...more...

Elkhart, Ind. - For generations, America’s strength has emerged from the power of its manufacturing factories. On July 7, 2015, NIBCO INC., a premier example of...more...

The Washington Post reported in its June 29th issue about a multimillion-dollar battle with owners of multimillion-dollar condominiums at one of the city’s most prestigious...more...

Leaders in digital marketing solutions, Thomas Enterprise and BIMobject announced a partnership in North America to help mechanical, electrical and plumbing manufacturers become BIM-ready.

Thomas...more...

The AP reports that New York City officials are considering a plan that would require publicly available, single-occupancy restrooms in both public and private buildings...more...

Water bills as high as $11,000, followed by an 119 percent increase spell big trouble for the 11,770 residents of Highland Park, a community essentially...more...

ATLANTA – ASHRAE has installed new officers and directors for 2015-16 at its Annual Meeting held here June 27-July 1.

The new president is T....more...

For years now, health care facilities have been looking into alternative methods of designing and constructing first-class facilities that provide the highest value at the lowest costs to build. Design and construction teams for these facilities have to develop new ideas and...more...

By Sarah Cimarusti, Assistant Editor

Listen. Do you hear that? That’s the sound of information moving about. In 2015, the ways in which we consume infor-...more...

On May 12, the Virginia Blue Ridge Chapter of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) hosted a “table top” at its monthly meeting held at Bulls Steakhouse...more...

Perhaps one of the most important human needs in our society is a supply of clean safe drinking water. And, it is also something that...more...

We’ve all read about the drought in California and he steps that have been taken to conserve water. In November 2014, Governor Jerry Brown won approval for a $7.5 billion...more...

We all know how bad the drought is in California. I never found out the precise differences among the terms “severe,” “extreme,” and “exceptional” drought, but every single...more...

I am what could be described as a thermostat nerd. I enjoy walking into mechanical rooms where boilers are modulating along with some sort of smart control driving...more...

(Note: To view the figures, read Bristol's column in the July digital edition of Plumbing Engineer!)

In this column, our focus is on Solar Thermal Hydronic Combisystems...more...

While supporting a design-build team preparing bids for a project to provide a new warehouse building, we almost fell into the ESFR trap. I feel...more...

Engineers are showing less detail on the drawings for valves, strainers, pressure gauges, temperature gauges and other piping accessories. They are showing less information on...more...

Recently, I’ve been involved in an unusual project that proved to be quite a challenge with our local authority, the Los Angeles Department of Building...more...

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Taco

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...more...

A couple of decades after Alan Turing ushered in the computer age, another British mathematician named John Horton Conway developed the WINNIE, a “Water...more...

Perrysville, Ohio – As companies across the country observe "Made in the USA Day" on July 2, Mansfield Plumbing will celebrate the day by marking 86...more...

In my last column, I made the argument for webinars being better and more frequently used by our industry. The subject matter is there, we...more...

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Mansfield Plumbing

The Brentwood high-efficiency toilet (HET) is WaterSense-compliant, with a certification pending. The traditional-style 1.28 gpf toilet comes with a concealed trapway and elongated bowl. Compliant...more...

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John Guest

New additions to the Speedfit advanced push-fit fitting system include CTS fittings that have been specifically designed for plumbing, plumbing repair and remodel. They are...more...

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North American Specialty Products

Certa-Lok C905/RJ PVC pipe is a non-metallic, mechanically-restrained joint system designed for use in potable and reclaimed water, fire protection and

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Eemax

The SpecAdvantage with PHD electric tankless water heater can be used for a wide variety of applications. Wastewater treatment plants, commercial

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