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WellSpan York Hospital launches radiant heated helipad 
The hospital’s elevated helicopter pad is 34 feet off the ground and measures 7,200-sq.ft. – more than 3,000-sq.ft. larger than the hospital’s old helipad.
TLC Mechanical, BJ Terroni come to homeowners' rescue 
When Matt Calloway, owner of Ocean View, New Jersey-based TLC Mechanical, first entered the Willett’s mechanical room, he couldn’t believe his eyes.
J.M. Lapp Plumbing & Heating focuses on radiant projects 
J.M. Lapp Plumbing & Heating is located in Bird-In-Hand, Pa.; dead center of Amish Country. Here, a connection to utility lines is often considered a luxury.
Radiant panel challenges overcome at Washington College of Law 
Each panel required four hangers that had to be coordinated among congested ceiling space, in addition to the 12 miles of pipe it took to support the system.
AAA Plumbing & Heating provides customer with radiant comfort 
In June of 2014, just east of Pueblo, work began on a 2,600-sq.ft, ranch-style home perched on a bluff overlooking the Arkansas River. The client was familiar with Triple AAA’s work and requested them.
AHR Expo 2016 showcases energy-efficient, innovative products 
Highlights of the show featured brand new innovative products — many of them focusing on energy efficiency and connectivity in homes and buildings.
Housing development gets high-efficiency hydronic retrofit 
Twin Parks is again being recognized at the highest levels for innovation, this time for its focus on energy-efficiency.
KBIS 2016 focuses on water conservation, quality
As usual water conservation and innovative design were top of mind to exhibitors at the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS), during Design & Construction Week.
International Builders' Show focuses on connectivity in home 
GE Appliances is adding another product, the GeoSpring hybrid water heater, to its growing list of appliances consumers can control using IFTTT, an online service that allows users to create powerful connections between apps or websites.
Geothermal system brings comfort, energy savings to Gulf Breeze Community Center
The project incorporated a number of efficient building systems, including daylight harvesting, low-voltage lighting controls, spray foam insulation and a new geothermal heating and cooling system that provides 100 percent of the heating, cooling.
School in Creede, Colo., aiming for LEED Gold 
With LEED Gold certification being sought, energy efficiency and low lifecycle costs were major criteria.
AHR Expo 2016 promises even more of the industry’s best, brightest
According to a survey, 85 percent of attendees made a connection with an exhibiting company or companies for the first time at the show.
How to achieve Passive House status 
The goal of the Passive House is to reduce heating and cooling loads to such low levels the house can be operational through passive measures and minimal active measures.
Brewery’s mechanical system accumulates points toward USGBC LEED Gold certification 
The keyword is “indirectly.” The effluent, which is piped into the brewery from the neighboring Bigfork Water and Sewer District, is completely contained within a separate closed loop.
2016 commercial vehicles’ features focus on connectivity, safety, fuel economy 
This article is a compilation of some of the trucks and vans best suited for the tradesperson. Let’s take a look at some of the newest models on the market that fit contractors’ vehicle needs.

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