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Peeking Into A Renewable Energy Future

DEATH VALLEY, CA – July 1, 2050 – Surveying the landscape made barren from thousands of tons of silicon tetrachloride, President Sasha Obama peered out through the transparent face plate of her hazmat suit and for a fleeting moment wondered if her father had sparked one bold commitment too many during his revolutionary Administration...
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ISH 50: Katie Gears Up For The Show

Lucky me! I’ve been graced with this year’s trip to ISH Frankfurt. I’ve been a plumbing journalist for 10 years, but this is my first trip abroad to see what my colleagues have been talking about. I will do my best to paint you a picture of the show, as well as impart the knowledge I’ve gained about where the markets could be heading and what’s on its way across the ocean. I think you’ll be eager for these products "
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Desperate Times Call For"

I am amazed at how fast the decline of the U.S. economy has impacted our lifestyles. We are buying far fewer goods and services that we now consider luxuries, and we are slowing the pace of our lives in the process.
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Watt Are You Talking About?

I am a person who looks at numbers – “Do the numbers made sense?” is a question that often bounces through my head. This question has been prevalent the last few months whenever I see (often) full page ads for “revolutionary” electric heaters to slash heating bills. These generally appear to be for the same type of heater, but with different packaging and deals.
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Las Vegas Construction Meltdown

I had heard that Las Vegas construction was in huge trouble. According to the reports, the financial meltdown had broken the city’s back. The cranes were idle, the jackhammers silent and the workers sent packing. Put a fork in all those huge building projects - they're dead. Or are they?
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Are My Bad Weather Blues Good News For You?

Living in Michigan has many perks. Unfortunately, I can’t think of any right now. I’ve cleared my driveway for the 200th time this winter (OK, it just seems like 200 times) only to have it recovered with a fresh blanket of snow before I drive away. I am hoping my pain translates into good news for construction, service and maintenance professionals.
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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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ASHRAE Standard 90.1 – What It Means to the Plumbing Engineer

Learn the basic requirements of ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2010 Section 10.4.2 and how to ensure energy savings with efficient pump selction with this informative webinar. 

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