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T&S Brass commercial sensor faucet line expansion

T&S Brass adds 12 models to its ChekPoint product line.
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Base models EC-3130 and EC-3132 are single-hole, above-deck electronic sensor faucets that offer easy installation, control and maintenance, as well as significant long-term water and energy savings


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Modern approaches to wood-fired hydronic heating

Don’t overlook the trees.
By John Siegenthaler, P.E.
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Just as the solar thermal industry had its ups and downs over the last four decades, the American public’s interest in wood-based heating has fluctuated with the price of conventional fuel.


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SunTrac Solar sun-tracking panel

SunTrac Solar’s SmartPanel is a concentrating solar thermal panel with a computerized sun-tracking control system
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RiteTemp monitors the temperature of heat transfer fluid as it leaves the panel, allowing the system to tune the mirrors and keep fluid temperatures and pressures in an optimum range.


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Zurn water-efficient urinal

Zurn’s water-efficient Omni-Flo Urinal is designed with an asymmetric back wall that minimizes splashback.
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The urinal uses a standard footprint and a universal bracket for easy retrofit installations. An optional back spud design also is available.


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Mansfield high-efficiency toilet for kids

Mansfield’s high-efficiency Elementary Toilet, which uses 1.28 gal. per flush, is easy for kids to use.
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It is 24” to the top of the tank with a rim height of 11 1/4”. This rim height meets ASME’s juvenile height standards, as well as TAS Standards for 5 to 8 year olds.


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Geo-Flo geothermal hydraulic separator

Geo-Flo’s high density polyethylene hydraulic separator is designed specifically for geothermal heat pump systems.
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An automatic air vent, blow-down valve and ball valve for connection to an expansion tank are included. The HDPE tank is installed in a heavy-gauge, powder-coated steel cabinet.


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Radiant ceilings are a great option in many systems

Over your head.
By John Siegenthaler, P.E.
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Radiant floor heating is by far the biggest part of the radiant panel market.


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Industry associations develop programs to attract workers

Workforce development, water efficiency and waterborne diseases were among the issues discussed April 22 during the third annual meeting of the Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition in Washington.
By Bob Miodonski
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ASPE is offering an online plumbing design course, which it developed with UCLA. It is in the process of creating an associate degree program for plumbing design with the City College of San Francisco. It exhibited for the first time at the USA Science and Engineering Festival, which was held April 26-27 in Washington and attended by elementary and high school students from across the country.


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Consider the human factor and building science when installing indoor climate systems

Integrated design: A leadership strategy.
By Robert Bean
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No matter how much you polish a cannon ball, it’s not likely going to improve the trajectory.


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Explain to customers how the 2015 federal water heater regulations may affect them

Be a trusted advisor.
By Francois Lebrasseur
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