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Water quality has become an evergrowing challenge here in Southern California. I don’t know if this is true elsewhere around the country, but in this...more...

The first edition of what promises to be a new series on BIM advancements courtesy of Dodge Data & Analytics outlines many of the benefits...more...

What is that red, silly putty all over those pipes and penetrating the wall? If it is red, is it really good. What if it...more...

Michigan is a state that is fortunate to be surrounded by four of the Great Lakes where a majority of the world's fresh water is...more...

I love reading about energy policy. In my opinion, it is the most impactful issue across the globe. Unfortunately, politicians often describe energy policy with...more...

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We’re always looking for something better to offer our customers. The tankless water heating boom has been good for business the environment. These units are good...more...

In this column over the past few years, I have been describing the standard methods and best practices we use to install solar hydronic combisystems...more...

Who decides where fresh water is allocated in your state? The Congress and Supreme Court are a last resort in the U.S. to decide who...more...

In the Plumbing and Heating industry, hydronic “hot water” boiler systems can be easily combined with solar thermal hydronic technology. We commonly find that by...more...

No matter what trade show or seminar I attend, I keep hearing that plumbing and heating technicians are in great demand. The HVACR Workforce Development...more...

Write it down, as I do not say it often. Here is a story about a federal government entity that got something right, the Occupational...more...

The International Code Council (ICC) held its Group “A” Commentary hearings in Long Beach, Calif. in late October 2015 and early November 2015. The big...more...

Happy New Year everyone! In light of the California water crisis, I thought I would share this information of the Los Angeles aqueduct. The foresight...more...

Only in California, after almost five years of a desolate drought, could the arrival of El Nino, with predictions of rain so heavy that mudslides...more...

While “green” building and LEED certification are hot trends in the world of commercial development and construction, the amount of litigation relating to these trends...more...

The energy management control systems we use most commonly today depend heavily upon thermistor sensors and other types of sensors connected to a central control...more...

The following paragraph appears in NFPA codes and standards published prior to 2015. It is located in the introductory text for the document, between the...more...

Hello faithful readers! First I want to start by saying, "Happy Holidays to all!" I’m looking forward to 2016 being a whole lot better than...more...

We have had a turbulent relationship with energy conservation in the U.S. At different times in our country’s history, one could have been looked down...more...

A Folded Harp is a collector (or pair of collectors) that was designed with the supply and return Header a one end. The parallel risers...more...