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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.

2014 Plumbing Engineer of the Year: Affiliated Engineers' Sarah Balz

Water conservation, laboratory research the primary focus of this 18-year industry veteran.

Throughout the years in Hollywood, the guidance counselor has received a very unfair rap. Typically, the position is portrayed as a goof that students just roll their eyes at.


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Advanced snow-melt systems in commercial projects

Snow-melt systems are becoming more advanced and popular in commercial settings.

Ever so slowly the market for commercial snow-melt systems continues to crystalize. 


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2014 ASPE Expo expands floor hours

Focuses on green technologies.

“It’s the 50th anniversary celebration. It’s going to be really nice,” says Pam Rosenberg, ASPE’s manager of education and certification. 


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Residential fire sprinklers are winning over critics

One jurisdiction at a time.

No longer the bad guy.


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The correct pipe-joining method will cause less stress throughout a mechanical system

Noise and vibration decreases the life of various system components.

Calming presence.


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Immerse yourself in ASPE 2014 Expo

The 50th anniversary of the American Society of Plumbing Engineers is the perfect time to roll out the red carpet with the 2014 ASPE Convention and Exposition Sept. 20-24 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.


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P.E. is still the most important industry designation

There seems to be a proliferation of letters following people’s names. I’ll admit, I can add three different designations following my name. 


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Specific operating conditions require specific hardware in biomass boilers

Help owners understand fuel savings via lower heat complaints, not payback.

“They don’t live in the building. They never complain because they have nothing to complain about. They don’t have agents, and best of all, they pay their rent on time.” 


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The human thermostat

My children were students a local elementary school which was affiliated with the church we also attend. 


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Do you have a succession plan in place?

Most business owners agree they must plan to pass on their business. Most business owners also admit they have no such plan. How do you make sure you have such a plan?


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Appointments and plumbing news — September 2014

Appointments and plumbing news


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Armstrong hosts multi-city symposium

The Chicago event was the sixth of 10 for the company.

Armstrong Fluid Technology’s Design Envelope Symposium recently stopped in Rosemont, Ill.


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Industry groups to streamline green building program

The agreement outlines the development, maintenance and implementation of new versions of certain codes.

This cooperation hopes to create a framework for jurisdictions looking to adopt green building regulations and codes.


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PMI supports federal legislation

W21: Water in the 21st Century Act

The bill would take important steps to improve water-use efficiency by promoting water conservation, recycling and water projects.


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RPA, ASSE seek input on creation of new standard

This standard will allow authorities to recommend certification as a minimum requirement.

RPA will revise the current certification program.


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ASHRAE seeks papers for conference on energy and environment in ship

Abstracts (400 words in length) are due Oct. 13, 2014.

The focus is on the state-of-the-art trends and issues related to environment, HVAC, energy security, and health and safety in ships.


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Caleffi announces new warranty for valve

Caleffi now provides an industry-exclusive five-year warranty.

The Z-one Series valves are used to automatically shut off the flow.


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NSF acquires Jana Laboratories

Jana Laboratories has a staff of 14 people and a 20,000-sq.-ft. testing facility.

NSF International recently acquired the laboratory portion of Jana Laboratories.


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Rinnai North America celebrates 40th anniversary

During its time in North America, Rinnai has enjoyed major growth.

The tankless water heater manufacturer set up operations in Los Angeles in 1974.


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