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The greening of Rivera Greens with geothermal heating and cooling

Geothermal heating and cooling helps neighborhood homeowners achieve an expected 60% savings on their utility bills.
January 23, 2014

Located in Clarence, N.Y., Rivera Greens is the first certified National Association of Home Builders Green Standards Eco-Friendly Development in the state. When completed, the development will include 35 single-family homes built to an energy-efficiency standard unparalleled in Western New York.


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PM Profile: IAPMO’s Russ Chaney

IAPMO sees opportunities for growth internationally and in green technologies.
December 20, 2013

Last month, Plumbing & Mechanical interviewed Russ Chaney, CEO of The IAPMO Group, about his organization that develops the Uniform Plumbing, Mechanical, Swimming Pool and Solar Energy Codes and tests and certifies plumbing and mechanical products in the United States and overseas. 


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The 2014 B.I.G. Book

PM’s annual Brand Information Guide is updated with the latest manufacturers reps.
December 19, 2013

PM’s annual Brand Information Guide is updated with the latest manufacturers reps.


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Home energy audits

Determine how your customers’ homes are losing energy — and provide solutions.
December 19, 2013

With so much focus on energy efficiency these days, home-owners may be confused about how much energy is consumed in their homes and what appliances or equipment need to be monitored.


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Truck of the Month: Adams & Cooper Plumbing Co., Jonesboro, Ark.

Adams & Cooper Plumbing Co. proves that staying consistent is key.
December 19, 2013

Consistency has remained a key staple over the years at Jonesboro, Ark.-based http://adamscooper.comAdams & Cooper Plumbing Co.


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Thermal traps, shower installation, basket strainer

Tool Tips — December 2013
December 19, 2013

This month's Tool Tips features thermal straps, shower installation and basket strainers!


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Commercial building loans on a roll

Solar energy projects also on the rise.
December 19, 2013

As mentioned in previous columns, 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 one trillion dollars in commercial real-estate loans, up almost 4% from a year earlier, according to official sources.


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AHR Expo sets its sights on the Big Apple

Plumbing products becoming more popular at AHR Expo, the industry’s premier HVACR trade show.
December 19, 2013

During the 2013 AHR Expo in Dallas, the trade show’s leaders distributed a survey to its 55,000 attendees. The results were a tad surprising coming out of the industry’s premier HVACR event. Nearly 18% of attendees say they are interested in plumbing products and technologies. The show’s organizers and exhibiting companies have responded in earnest to those results.


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PM Profile: Rivers Plumbing, Heating & Air’s Steve Rivers

Incoming PHCC president wants more young people, smaller contractors involved.
December 1, 2013

New branding effort includes video series, advertising and mobile app.


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John Baethke & Son Plumbing go low tech and high tech

Chicago plumbing contractor manages his service trucks with a paper-based inventory system and GPS mobile app.
November 18, 2013

John Baethke, president of John Baethke & Son Plumbing in Chicago, loves technology but doesn’t see automating his inventory management system on his fleet of service trucks anytime soon.


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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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Plumbing and Mechanical

March 2014

2014 March

In the March issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, read about the 'living in place' movement and learn how to make your space stylish and comfortable. PM catches up with MCAA president Chuck Fell and spoke with him about his goals for the year. Also in this issue, see the top products of 2013, see who is the March Truck of the Month, and read the latest Tool Tips.
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