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Construction on Fulton’s State-of-the-Art Facility Expansion is Complete

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Josh Netz joins Webstone as Director of Engineering

Webstone is pleased to announce that Josh Netz has joined its management team as the Director of Engineering.  Mr. Netz is a graduate of Northeastern University with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and is included amongst the credits for the designs of several patented products.  He comes to Webstone from TOTO where he held a variety of positions over the last decade. Founded in 1954, Webstone is recognized as an industry leader for innovative design of residential and commercial valves used in plumbing, hydronic, radiant, solar and geothermal applications. These designs focus on time and space saving concepts that simplify future maintenance and upkeep of all piping systems. Some of Webstone's trademarked and patented items include; Hydro-Core™, The Isolator®, Isolator EXP™, Pro-Connect™, and Pro-Pal® step saving valves. Read More

ACCA, AHRI, HARDI Agree to Collaborate on Hydronics, Radiant Initiatives

The three leading trade associations in the indoor environmental industry have announced they will collaborate closely on educational initiatives to benefit the industry’s hydronics and radiant panel sectors.    The three associations are Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA), which represents contracting businesses; the Air-Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI), which represents manufacturers; and, the Heating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Distributors International (HARDI), which represents wholesalers and distributors. These three organizations have a longstanding history of collaboration and partnering for the betterment of the air conditioning and heating industry.   The hydronics partnership was developed in a series of meetings at ACCA, which recently launched a Radiant & Hydronics Council (RHC) to provide specific support to member companies who work in the hydronics field.    “Hydronics is of growing importance to our industry, as contractors are now being expected to understand a wide variety of different technologies in order to ... Read More

New Mighty Stack Volume Water Heaters from Laars

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AHRI Comments on DOE Test Procedures

On Nov. 28, 2011, the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) submitted comments to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) in response to a request for information regarding the current efficiency test procedures for residential water heaters, direct heating equipment, and pool heaters. AHRI's comments supported the development of a modified simulated use test procedure for water heaters, the inclusion of a procedure to test condensing direct heating equipment, and reaffirmed AHRI’s objection to an integrated thermal efficiency metric proposed for pool heaters. (more) Read More

Obama, Clinton to announce energy saving program

WASHINGTON—Enlisting former President Bill Clinton as a partner, President Barack Obama is announcing a $4 billion effort to increase the energy efficiency of government and private sector buildings, aiming for fuel savings and job creation at no cost to taxpayers. (more) Read More

LOCHINVAR® RECOGNIZED IN 2012 AHR EXPO INNOVATION AWARDS

Lochinvar, LLC is pleased to announce that its CREST® Condensing Boiler and Strato-Therm+ Solar Thermal Storage Tank are among the products recognized in the 2012 AHR Expo Innovation Awards.  CREST was awarded Honorable Mention in the Heating category, while Strato-Therm+ received Honorable Mention in the Green Building Products category.  A panel of judges made up of ASHRAE members evaluated all of the entries received in this year’s competition, which represented a broad cross-section of the HVACR marketplace.Honored for innovation in the Heating category, the CREST Condensing Boiler brings leading-edge technology and exceptional energy-efficiency to the largest commercial applications, making it the ideal choice for both new construction and energy retrofit applications.  Available in five models that range from 1.5 to 3.5 million Btu/hr, CREST offers thermal efficiencies as high as 99 percent.  Designed with innovative fire-tube technology integrated with the exclusive SMART TOUCH™ operating control, CREST offers greater design flexibility ... Read More

Xylem RCW Launches New Social Media Network With iPad2 Sweepstakes On Facebook & Twitter

Xylem Residential & Commercial Water (RCW), has launched a new social network named XylemKnowsH2O with a special iPad2 Sweepstakes on Facebook and Twitter.               Created to facilitate online conversations and engagement between industry thought-leaders and professionals in HVACR, plumbing and building services marketplaces, the network is driven by social media channels Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and an industry blog at www.XylemKnowsH2O.com.  The social media sweepstakes, which runs through December 20, 2011, is open to those who ‘like‘ XylemKnowsH2O on Facebook or ‘follow‘ on Twitter.  All entered are eligible for a chance to win one of two iPad2™.               By launching the new XylemKnowsH2O social media community, Xylem RCW has created a real-time global platform to communicate with customers, clients, consumers and any other audiences interested in learning about more effectively managing and conserving water. The network is designed to provide social media forums where consulting specifying engineers, contractors, ... Read More

Noritz Launches Tech Support Site, Call Center

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Laars unveils $2 million expansion

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