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PM Profile: Viega’s Dave Garlow

New Viega CEO puts emphasis on training and product innovation.
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Construction activity will increase as the need to attract young people to plumbing and heating trades grows.


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KBIS and IBS hope to be bigger and better

Optimism abounds for first combined KBIS-IBS show in Las Vegas.
By Mike Miazga
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If the preshow buzz is any indication, the co-locating of the http://www.kbis.com/ Kitchen and Bath Industry Show and the http://buildersshow.com/Home/ International Builders’ Show already is a smash hit. The two major industry trade shows go under the same roof for the first time Feb. 4-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center as part of what is being billed as Design & Construction Week.


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Greenbuild 2013

Even with new products on the back burner, still plenty to see at Greenbuild 2013.
By John McNally
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After walking the Greenbuild 2013 exhibitor hall Nov. 20-21, it became evident that major manufacturers did not pack as many new products or technologies for the Philadelphia incarnation of the premier sustainable building trade show.


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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.
By Tim Litton
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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.
By Bob Miodonski
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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.
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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.
By Kelly Faloon
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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.
By Mike Miazga
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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
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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.
By Morris Beschloss
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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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