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Cashing in on hybrid systems 1
Hybrid systems can capture everything radiant has to offer, while blending in the advantages of other technologies to provide the best comfort, value and efficiency.
Little League Baseball World Series opts for Noritz tankless to keep energy consumption lean 5
The washing equipment was fed hot water from a pair of 86-gal. storage-type water heaters. Most of the malfunctions were the result of stuck gas valves that would somehow oxidize, evidently because of the chemicals used in the washing process.
Uponor Wirsbo hePEX Tubing Used in Award Winning Pier 15 Project
The award-winning project showcases 200,000 feet of Uponor North America’s Wirsbo hePEX crosslinked polyethylene (PEX-a) tubing for the unique radiant heating and cooling system that uses the San Francisco Bay as a heat sink/heat source.
Remote medicine school obtains LEED Platinum certification  2
The Wyss campus itself is just as unique and hard-core as the training offered there. Striving for an off-grid existence, and to create self-sustaining buildings, NOLS directors worked hard to achieve LEED Platinum status, awarded in November 2013.
Alaska contractor standardizes residential, commercial projects 1
Klebs Mechanical’s work runs the gamut, from residential boiler swap-outs to work at Elmendorf-Richardson Air Force Base and Anchorage Zoo. Its 50 employees have found ways to apply prefab work to almost every application.
Seattle’s Via6 is poised for LEED Gold certification  3
Poised for LEED Gold certification, Via6 is an eco-friendly, centrally located building consisting of two 24-story towers with a six-story podium in between and three levels of below-grade parking. The $200 million real estate project began construction in late 2011 and was completed in spring 2013.
Pennsylvania DCNR seeks renewable fuel to fire a district hydronic heating system, Part 2  2
PINE GROVE, PA. — Over the past several decades, the term “automatic heating system” was lost in the cold, ash heap of time. Once in the vernacular of heating professionals, the term was conceived when oil took America’s heating systems by storm after M.A. Fessler invented the oil burner to take advantage of the crude oil that was seeping out of the California ground in 1903.
Ground-source heat pumps will heat, cool entire apartment complex  1
When finished, Solaire Apartments, in Brighton, Colo., will be entirely heated and cooled by ground-source heat pumps. The 252 unit, 12-building complex uses 112 wells to provide 326 tons of heating and cooling capacity.
Comfortech 365 will sharpen business skills, streamline operations 1
CONTRACTOR and Contracting Business magazines present Comfortech 365, a free online and educational forum geared for business owners and contractors in the hydronics, plumbing and HVACR industries, March 5, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern.
Pennsylvania DCNR seeks renewable fuel to fire a district hydronic heating system, Part 1 
PINE GROVE, PA. — Over the past several decades, the term “automatic heating system” was lost in the cold, ash heap of time. Once in the vernacular of heating professionals, the term was conceived when oil took America’s heating systems by storm after M.A. Fessler invented the oil burner to take advantage of the crude oil that was seeping out of the California ground in 1903.
The Charles Machine Works Inc. upgrades its campus with geothermal system, Pt. 2  1
In the late 1940s, 28-year-old Ed Malzahn applied a combination of knowledge from his father’s blacksmith business and his degree in mechanical engineering to produce a machine that would revolutionize the underground construction industry as we know it today.
Mechanical contractor solves office building’s heating problems during hydronic retrofit 3
We’re Associates hired the mechanical contracting firm, “C Me 4 Pipe” based in Holtsville, N.Y., to install the strainer in the mechanical room. Heat for the building comes from two, 175 HP Scotch Marine steam boilers.
The Charles Machine Works Inc. upgrades its campus with geothermal system 
Rising fuel costs and an elevated interest in renewable energy technologies have made geothermal heating and cooling a more popular HVAC industry choice in recent years, particularly in relation to the exceptional comfort and long-term energy savings it can provide.
Grainger opens Illinois-based USGBC LEED Platinum distribution center 1
MINOOKA, ILL. — Grainger is making great strides in becoming a more sustainable company with construction of its own facilities. This is a reflection of the company’s business model in that Grainger’s commitment to sustainability extends to its offerings, as the company brings innovative products and solutions to its customers, helping them with “green” facility management.
Aquatherm enables Illinois high school to go from 'H' to 'HVAC' with PP-R, Part 2
The tight time frame of the job made things very interesting. According to Cicciarelli, the key aspect of the PP-R system that fit so well on this job was that this was a $6 million retrofit that had to be completed in two and a half months.

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