Plumbing Engineer - Features: October 2014
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Plumbing Engineer - Features: October 2014

Check back each month to read relevant articles on today's hot topics from industry leaders.

Considerations for commercial product specification and designs
With the economy apparently on the mend, the commercial construction market has been an area of positive growth for the industry. There is optimism for 2015 and good returns for the current year. “Business has continued to grow in 2014, and we expect the commercial ... >> More

Water Efficiency in the 21st Century: What are the concerns?
The Alliance for Water Efficiency, a non-profit organization headquartered in Chicago, has technical experts who have been working in the plumbing field for several decades. We offer our perspective here. The past 20 years have resulted in significant gains in water efficiency. ... >> More

Q&A with USGBC’s Communications Director Marisa Long

Two decades have seen the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) expand from a small group of well-intentioned, environmentally conscious design and construction professionals to a sweeping movement that has transformed the built environment. USGBC continues to ... >> More

Q&A with PMI CEO, Executive Director

The Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) Conference is meeting in Chicago on October 27-30. With the group preparing to discuss the latest issues, technology and trends impacting the plumbing industry, Plumbing Engineer took a moment to chat with PMI CEO/Executive ... >> More

Industry organizations team up to deliver a single sustainable design framework

In August, a group of major organizations in the design, engineering, and construction communities announced a joint effort to bring together numerous green and sustainability codes and standards under a unified framework. The goals are to raise the bar for sustainable design and ... >> More

Designing smarter buildings: Plumbing engineers at the forefront

Whether you call it green plumbing or simply smart economics, the underlying theory is the same. Environmental and economic issues are driving plumbing engineers to design piping systems that use fewer resources and have minimal impact on our planet. ... >> More


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