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Net-zero energy Lady Bird Johnson Middle School is a crown jewel in Dallas

The LBJ Middle School exemplifies give and take with net-zero.

LBJ Middle School is a net-zero energy facility that also serves as a living library for its students.

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Automatic sprinkler systems in very tall buildings are mandatory

Role players in automatic sprinkler systems.

The size and nature of very tall buildings poses a unique hazard to the protection of life and property. The height of the building makes it impractical to fight a fire from the outside, forcing emergency response personnel to enter the premises to fight the fire. 

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Tips on how to navigate the storage requirements in NFPA 13

Putting the puzzle together with sprinkler systems.

NFPA combined multiple protection documents and created one comprehensive set of guidance with NFPA 13.

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The fire safety challenges of tall, wood buildings

Protection from the elements.

Claims have been made that they are actually designed to be safer than buildings fabricated using structural steel.

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Steelmaker incorporates fire-suppression system for its intricate needs

U.S. steelmaker gets out of a pickle.

This new facility incorporates a 72-in., five-stand tandem mill that produces 2.1 million tons of steel per year.

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Adapting trends at the 2014 NFPA Expo

New fire sprinkler technologies will be on display at NFPA Expo in Las Vegas.

Fire sprinkler manufacturers are ready to show off their latest enhancements at this year’s show.

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UV treatment facility protects Cincinnati’s water and its citizens

Ahead of the curve.

In the case of the city of Cincinnati, upgrading the Richard Miller Water Treatment Plant with a progressive, state-of-the-art ultraviolet disinfection treatment system in 2013 was paramount.

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Heat pump water heaters can conserve energy and save money

While the water’s hot

A heat pump water heater is like a refrigerator in reverse.

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Ways to combine solar collectors and wood-gasification boilers


In many parts of the U.S., the summer of 2013 was a banner season for solar energy collection. Many solar thermal systems, especially those in the over-baked western part of the country, undoubtedly collected enough heat that they reached the upper temperature limit of the storage tank and had to dump excess heat.

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Water recycling and rainwater harvesting systems drive first LEED Gold New Hampshire facility

Stately ambition.

The Lebanon, N.H.-based facility was credited with 62 LEED points and awarded LEED Gold status.

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BNP Media's Plumbing Group Visits Grundfos North American Headquarters

BNP Media’s Plumbing Group, comprised of the Plumbing & Mechanical, Supply House Times, PM Engineer (pme) and Reeves Journal brands, recently visited Grundfos’ new North American headquarters building in the western Chicago suburb of Downers Grove, Ill.

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There's A New Lead-Free Law in Town

AVAILABLE ON DEMAND New lead-free compliance laws took effect in January—which means you’ve got a stampede of new problems to consider. So, mosey on in to learn more about the new regulations.

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2014 September

The September issue of PME features a special look at the ASPE 2014 Expo as well as a look at how owners can better understand fuel savings by way of lower heat complaints.

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2015 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

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