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March 2014

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In the March issue of pme, read about how a Montana cancer center has redesigned its heating system to ensure better comfort for its patients. Also, a Cleveland clinic has undergone a significant expansion including the addition of nearly a thousand Chicago faucets. Catch up on the latest news in the plumbing, mechanical and engineering industry and check out the latest products the industry has to offer.

Montana cancer center benefits from radiant and geothermal systems

Peace of mind.
March 28, 2014

The team of engineers at Missoula, Mt.-based Associated Construction Engineering strives to provide the right level of comfort on every commercial application it designs for its clients.


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Creating a comfort level at the Cleveland Clinic

With a pressing deadline, engineers select reliable commercial faucets.
March 28, 2014

The opening of the Cleveland Clinic’s Sydell & Arnold Miller Family Pavilion and the Glickman Tower marked the completion of the most significant expansion project in the organization’s history. The $504 million project included a 1.3 million-sq.-ft. pavilion and tower that consolidated health-care units spread throughout the Cleveland campus.


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Colorado aviation training facility uses radiant heating/cooling to reach LEED Silver

Top gun at the High-Altitude Army Aviation Training Site in Gypsum, Colo.
March 28, 2014

It’s no secret Colorado boats some of the best skiing opportunities for locals and tourists. And just 30 miles west of the renowned ski town of Vail, resides another gem in the form of a state-of-the-art facility that trains Colorado National Guard helicopter pilots.


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Commercial building loans on a roll

Solar energy projects also on the rise.
March 28, 2014

Commercial building loans and their supporting activity are edging toward pre-recession levels. As of mid-year 2013, U.S. banks had issued just short of $1 trillion dollars in commercial real-estate loans, up almost 4% from a year earlier, according to official sources.


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Is debate over on climate change?

If you look deeper you’ll see that with each passing year the gap of nonbelievers shrinks.
March 28, 2014

This time last month, I was hammering away on my February editorial and simultaneously listening to President Obama’s sixth State of the Union address to Congress and the nation. I kept the YouTube stream of the speech in a tiny video player in the lower-right hand corner of my screen.


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High pressure goes to low pressure. Always.

Inflation and air pressure.
March 28, 2014

I stopped at the gas station the other day because one of my car’s tires looked a bit low. They charge us for air here on the Isle of Long. When I was a young man, it was free.


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April Las Vegas meeting will shape 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code

Get ready for Round II.
March 28, 2014

This spring, IAPMO starts the final round of meetings leading up to the publication of the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC). The meeting was recently moved from St. Louis to Las Vegas, but the dates remain the same (April 28-30). Those dates are coincidently the same dates as the International Code Council’s Green Code hearings in Memphis, Tenn.


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IAPMO moves technical meetings to Las Vegas

IAPMO moved its annual Technical Committee meetings to Las Vegas. The
March 28, 2014

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) moved its annual Technical Committee meetings to Las Vegas. The meetings will still be held April 28-May 2, but were moved to Las Vegas from St. Louis. The meetings will work toward developing the 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code and the Uniform Mechanical Code publications.


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T&S Brass ADA-compliant shower valve

T&S Brass’ award-winning, ADA-compliant B-3200 hotel shower valve series has a chrome-plated, adjustable-pattern, solid-brass showerhead.
March 28, 2014

T&S Brass’ award-winning, ADA-compliant B-3200 hotel shower valve series has a chrome-plated, adjustable-pattern, solid-brass showerhead.


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ASPE and Symmons Industries announce appointments

ASPE appointed Cory Powers to the new position of ASPE Young Professionals Liaison to the ASPE Board of Directors
March 28, 2014

Powers has a nonvoting position and will give ASPE’s young members more representation at the national leadership level. Powers will ensure the AYP members’ needs are met with the proper education, networking and mentoring opportunities.


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ICC names Gardner executive vice president for compliance programs

International Code Council hired Michael Gardner as its executive vice president of compliance programs.
March 28, 2014

Gardner will coordinate strategic efforts, bulid industry relationships and expand value for clients and manufacturers. He will identify new opportunites to help ICC leverage knowledge and technical expertise to help clients navigate the complexities around the supply chain, from compliance and regulatory issues to market acceptance.


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Uponor receives Progress honor

Uponor North America was named a Progress Minnesota 2014 honoree by Finance & Commerce magazine.
March 28, 2014

The award recognizes companies and individuals that drive business growth, jobs and economic development in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the state of Minnesota.


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Siegenthaler adds April workshop date

A “Hydronics for High Efficiency Wood-Fired and Pellet-Fired Boilers” workshop has been added to the Northeast Biomass Heating Expo.
March 28, 2014

The addition of the technical session underscores the depth of specialty knowledge that will be available to conference attendees and highlights the Steering Committee’s consistent effort to increase practical learning for engineers, architects and HVAC specialists.


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NSF International’s new training program available for water-systems professionals

NSF International recently launched a new Building Water Systems Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point training program for water systems professionals.
March 28, 2014

Although municipal water is treated and distributed in accordance with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations and is safe for its intended use, microorganisms can enter plumbing systems, attach to the inside surfaces of pipes and equipment to form a biofilm and grow in much greater numbers.


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Spring online courses cover updates to ASHRAE 90.1-2010

In-depth knowledge of sustainable techniques is in demand and the 13 online courses offered in the spring through the online ASHRAE Learning Institute will help professionals stay updated on the latest trends.
March 28, 2014

The spring sessions will feature the “Significant Changes to Standard 90.1-2010” course and will cover an in-depth overview of the standard and answer questions about changes from previous editions in envelope, lighting and mechanical sections.


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Rinnai donates water heater to damaged Colo. church

The Gateway Baptist Church in Loveland, Colo., was under two ft. of water and covered in mud after a storm in late 2013.
March 28, 2014

Thanks in part to Rinnai’s donation of an Ultra Series condensing tankless water heater and assistance from a local contractor, the church reopened its doors just before Thanksgiving 2013 – nine weeks after the storm.


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Legend Valve lead-free ball valve

Legend Valve has an extensive no-lead brass valve and fitting offering that includes the Legend Press P-200NL press ball valves.
March 28, 2014

The P-200NL is available in 1/2” to 4” sizes. It is NSF-listed ANSI/NSF 61 G in compliance with the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act.


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Geostar commercial water-source units

GeoStar introduces the Aston Compact and Arbor Base to its product line of commercial water-source units.
March 28, 2014

GeoStar introduces the Aston Compact and Arbor Base to its product line of commercial water-source units.


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Danfoss system manager

Danfoss’ ADAP-KOOL System Manager was honored at the 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Awards in the refrigeration category.
March 28, 2014

Danfoss’ ADAP-KOOL System Manager was honored at the 2014 AHR Expo Innovation Awards in the refrigeration category.


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American Standard manual flushometer toilet

American Standard offers 1.1-gpf manual flushometer toilet systems.
March 28, 2014

These systems consist of a 1.1-gpf manual toilet flush valve combined with either an Afwall or Madera universal toilet bowl.


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Tjernlund powered register fans

Tjernlund’s Duct Booster register fans feature an energy-efficient, high-velocity cross-flow blower, are ultra-quiet (1.4 sones) and use 20 watts of electricity.
March 28, 2014

Tjernlund’s Duct Booster register fans feature an energy-efficient, high-velocity cross-flow blower, are ultra-quiet (1.4 sones) and use 20 watts of electricity.


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Caleffi solar thermal controller

Caleffi’s iSolar MX LTE is a powerful multifunctional temperature differential controller with add-on system functions for use in a wide variety of solar-thermal heating applications.
March 28, 2014

Caleffi’s iSolar MX LTE is a powerful multifunctional temperature differential controller with add-on system functions for use in a wide variety of solar-thermal heating applications.


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Niagara Conservation rear outlet UHET toilet

Niagara Conservation’s Stealth rear outlet ultra-high-efficiency-toilet gives renovators and remodelers a solution that doesn’t require tearing down walls.
March 28, 2014

Niagara Conservation’s Stealth rear outlet ultra-high-efficiency-toilet gives renovators and remodelers a solution that doesn’t require tearing down walls.


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Lochinvar fire tube boiler

Lochinvar’s FTXL fire tube boiler is designed with a stainless-steel fire tube heat exchanger.
March 28, 2014

Lochinvar’s FTXL fire tube boiler is designed with a stainless-steel fire tube heat exchanger.


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Rinnai fan convector

The Rinnai vent-free fan convectors provide a supplemental heating solution for the most hard-to-heat spaces.
March 28, 2014

The newly-designed Rinnai vent-free fan convectors provide a supplemental heating solution for the most hard-to-heat spaces.


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VTS Group air-handling units

VTS America’s VENTUS “Born in the U.S.A.” line of air-handling units with frameless-casing panels are comprised of polyurethane foam with double-sided zinc-coated steel sheets.
March 28, 2014

VTS America’s VENTUS “Born in the U.S.A.” line of air-handling units with frameless-casing panels are comprised of polyurethane foam with double-sided zinc-coated steel sheets.


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Armstrong Fluid Technology software selection program

Armstrong Fluid Technology’s ADEPT pump selection software program can be used on multiple devices and platforms.
March 28, 2014

Armstrong Fluid Technology’s ADEPT pump selection software program can be used on multiple devices and platforms.


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Cleveland Faucet Group multifamily faucets

The Cleveland Faucet Group Cornerstone line for the kitchen includes: two-handle bar/prep faucets and single- and two-handle kitchen faucet with or without coordinating side spray.
March 28, 2014

The Cleveland Faucet Group Cornerstone line for the kitchen includes: two-handle bar/prep faucets and single- and two-handle kitchen faucet with or without coordinating side spray.


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Zurn Industries regulator parts

The Wilkins REMXLCR and REMXLPFR retrofit tailpieces are easy to install and can replace any brand without the need for additional fittings or components.
March 28, 2014

The Wilkins REMXLCR and REMXLPFR retrofit tailpieces are easy to install and can replace any brand without the need for additional fittings or components.


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Stainless-steel impellers

Xylem’s Goulds Water Technology and Bell & Gossett brand vertical turbine impellers will convert from their previous standard of silicon bronze to a high-grade investment cast 316 stainless-steel material.
March 28, 2014

Xylem’s Goulds Water Technology and Bell & Gossett brand vertical turbine impellers will convert from their previous standard of silicon bronze to a high-grade investment cast 316 stainless-steel material.


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AquaMotion compact pumps

AquaMotion pumps are rugged, easy to install and feature quiet running operations.
March 28, 2014

AquaMotion pumps are rugged, easy to install and feature quiet running operations.


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EasyHeat snowmelt cable system

Sno*Melter cable kits are UL-listed and CSA-certified, dual-element, fixed-resistance cables
March 28, 2014

Sno*Melter cable kits are UL-listed and CSA-certified, dual-element, fixed-resistance cables


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Viega radiant controls

Viega’s 0-10V DC Powerhead provides short response times and self-calibrates every 24 hours
March 28, 2014

Viega’s 0-10V DC Powerhead provides short response times and self-calibrates every 24 hours


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SorTech free cooling software

SorTech AG offers free software to calculate the economic viability of adsorption-based air-conditioning solutions.
March 28, 2014

SorTech AG offers free software to calculate the economic viability of adsorption-based air-conditioning solutions.


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Milwaukee Valve lead-free valve

Milwaukee Valve's new UltraPure valve line meets federal lead-free law standards.
March 28, 2014

Milwaukee Valve’s new UltraPure valve line meets federal lead-free law standards.


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Merit Brass ball valves

Merit Brass adds more valves to its ball valve lines.
March 28, 2014

Merit’s valve offering begins with 1-piece threaded, 2-piece threaded standard and full-port, and 3-piece threaded and socket-weld ball valves; otherwise known as its “V” Series.


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Webstone piping kit for wall-hung boilers

Part of Webstone’s Hydro-Core hydronic manifold system is Hydro-Core Flex, a lineup of complete near-boiler piping kits designed for wall-hung boilers with integral pumps.
March 28, 2014

Part of Webstone’s Hydro-Core hydronic manifold system is Hydro-Core Flex, a lineup of complete near-boiler piping kits designed for wall-hung boilers with integral pumps.


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Taco multi-purpose valve for hydronic systems

Taco’s Plus Two multipurpose valve is five valves in one and will effectively handle all the discharge operations within a hydronic system.
March 28, 2014

Taco’s Plus Two multipurpose valve is five valves in one and will effectively handle all the discharge operations within a hydronic system.


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ClimateMaster energy-efficient heat pump

ClimateMaster’s Tranquility Vertical Stack TSM Series heat pump units are available in 3/4- through 3-ton capacities.
March 28, 2014

ClimateMaster’s Tranquility Vertical Stack TSM Series heat pump units are available in 3/4- through 3-ton capacities.


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Matco-Norca steam radiator valves

Matco-Norca offers a range of steam radiator heating valves constructed with brass and bronze bodies.
March 28, 2014

Matco-Norca offers a range of steam radiator heating valves constructed with brass and bronze bodies.


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NEOPERL plumbing adapter kits

NEOPERL adapter kits make ordering replacement parts easy.
March 28, 2014

NEOPERL adapter kits make ordering replacement parts easy. The kits contain 17 adapters to solve almost any thread issue found in the field.


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NIBCO balancing valves for HVAC systems

NIBCO Coil-Connect balancing valves, combination ball valves, unions and valve kits provide solutions for a wide range of application requirements to ensure a balanced HVAC system.
March 28, 2014

NIBCO Coil-Connect balancing valves, combination ball valves, unions and valve kits provide solutions for a wide range of application requirements to ensure a balanced HVAC system.


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American Valve cast-iron ball valve

The 3700V cast-iron ball valve from American Valve is built to outperform and outlast any gate valve.
March 28, 2014

The 3700V cast-iron ball valve from American Valve is built to outperform and outlast any gate valve.


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Waterless no-flush urinal

Waterless Baja No-Flush urinal can replace conventional fixtures and installs to the regular urinal 2” waste line.
March 28, 2014

Waterless Baja No-Flush urinal can replace conventional fixtures and installs to the regular urinal 2” waste line.


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TOTO bathroom faucet

TOTO’s Keane faucet blends modern fluidity with classic design elements for an affordable faucet that fits traditional, transitional and contemporary bath decors.
March 28, 2014

TOTO’s Keane faucet blends modern fluidity with classic design elements for an affordable faucet that fits traditional, transitional and contemporary bath decors.


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In the March issue of pme, read about how a Montana cancer center has redesigned its heating system to ensure better comfort for its patients. Also, a Cleveland clinic has undergone a significant expansion including the addition of nearly a thousand Chicago faucets. Catch up on the latest news in the plumbing, mechanical and engineering industry and check out the latest products the industry has to offer.

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