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Greening the heating industry

Geothermal and solar thermal installs continue to rise.
January 23, 2014
Interest in geothermal heating and cooling systems has increased in the last five years. “With firms more cost-conscious, green initiatives receiving more media attention and tighter market conditions, business leaders have sought ways to decrease operating expenses across the board and some of them are turning to geothermal solutions for their climate control,” writes Pramod Dibble in the November 2013 issue of sister publication PM Engineer.
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Develop talent to shape new leaders

Offer careers, not jobs.
December 19, 2013

When I first began writing about the plumbing and heating industry in 1998, succession planning was an issue because many owners of contracting businesses weren’t looking ahead to retirement, especially those who owned smaller shops.


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Veterans Day in the plumbing industry

How you can support our military veterans.
November 18, 2013

I grew up in Cadillac, Mich. And no, it’s not near Detroit. My parents still live there, and I like to go back and visit — especially when the high-speed pace of Chicago gets to me.


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More innovations for plumbing

Next year’s Emerging Technology Symposium will focus on using water wisely.
October 18, 2013

 You probably have heard the story about a former director of the U.S. Patent Office. In 1899, the story goes, he recommended closing the office because “everything that can be invented has been invented.” 


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Another worry on climate change

Extreme weather is more likely to hurt small businesses.
September 20, 2013

If you’re the owner of a small business — or small businesses make up a big part of your customer base — here’s another reason to worry about climate change.  


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A stronger voice for plumbing

Group addresses no-lead products, infrastructure and workforce development.
August 22, 2013

 The Plumbing Industry Leadership Coalition met in June to address three topics we’ve discussed in this column in recent months: the federal law on no-lead plumbing products; the next generation of plumbing industry professionals; and the nation’s aging infrastructure. 


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Frugal fatigue or frugal forever?

Consumer spending will shape four industry trends.
June 25, 2013

 I first heard the phrase “frugal fatigue” a couple months ago at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in New Orleans. It refers to people who have grown so tired of minding their tight budgets that they are starting to spend money again.


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Take the lead on lead

Make your company a resource for your customers.
May 23, 2013

 You may have heard the news last month that an ingredient found in red meat and energy drinks can harden your arteries, causing you to develop heart disease.  


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U.S. infrastructure grade rises to D+

Piping and plumbing figure into needed improvements.
April 19, 2013
Many students would be happy getting their report cards every four years. Then again, maybe they wouldn’t if they received the across-the-board poor grades given to America’s infrastructure.
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One rainwater standard beats two

ICC and ASPE offer competing proposals for reusing rainwater safely.
March 15, 2013
ICC and ASPE offer competing proposals for reusing rainwater safely.
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2014 June

In the June issue of Plumbing & Mechanical, read about the Burke Agency and find out why they are the 2014 Plumbing & Mechanical Rep of the Year. Read about the latest method for renewable fuel, what to take into account when installing indoor climate systems and learn to be a trusted advisor with the 2015 water heater regulations. Find out who is this month's Truck of the Month, read this month's Tool Tips and check out the latest products and news from the plumbing and mechanical industry.
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