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Award-winning OHM office building features one-pipe geothermal system 
Designed by Simon Oswald Architecture and CM Engineering, the OHM office building the two firms call home is a repository of sound design and engineering practices, along with solid sustainability tactics.
A hot water solution for West Coast brewery 
In addition to activating enzymes in the grain, water heated to 160 degrees is used to clean the large stainless steel equipment that produces the brew and to wash the kegs that hold the finished product.
AvalonBay’s First LEED Platinum Project Features Innovative Solar-Thermal/Tankless Water Heating System 
Among the keys to AvalonBay’s success as a developer of sustainable properties is its willingness to take the long view on its investments, looking to maximize their impact on the local environment and community, as well as the health and safety of the residents.
G. F. Wilbur Plumbing replaces apartment buildings’ water heaters 
Brad Howe, project manager and commercial estimator for Ann Arbor, Michigan-based G. F. Wilbur Plumbing, and a crew of talented UA Local 190 union tradesmen installed replacement water heaters for the Chestnut Lake apartment complex in Yip-see.
Unique mini split installation at an off-Broadway theater  1
The reason the condensers weren’t installed directly on top of the theater was that tenants in adjacent apartments wouldn’t tolerate the noise. Inside the theater, system noise from the colossal ductwork was worse yet.
Church sings praises of high-efficiency condensing boilers 
The units are configured to handle the five separate church thermostats/zones. Each thermostat is programmed for usage depending on the day and whether the area is occupied.
Contractor chooses above-floor plumbing system for his log cabin home 
Recently, Frederick had a very special customer—himself. He wanted to add plumbing to his three-story, log cabin home’s walk-in basement, from which he runs his business.
Vincent R. Boltz Inc. retains culture through acquisition 
Much credit is due to Bob Boltz, who owned the company from 1980 until 2015. His foresight throughout ownership and during the acquisition left all employees and customers in a good position.
P.K. McGuane makes a "splash" using press connections 
Splash selected P.K. McGuane Plumbing and Heating as the plumbers for the new plant because of the relationship they had already built.
Hydronic system delivers comfort, efficiency 
While Stevensville, Maryland, enjoys a climate with fewer heating degree days than much of hydronic country, the wind off the bay is enough to turn the tides in favor of a hot water system.
Johnson Controls offers cloud-based Smart Connected Chillers for optimal equipment performance
Cloud-based wireless technology enhances chiller maintenance practices, reducing unplanned emergencies mean-time to repairs &increasing chiller uptime, reliability.
WellSpan York Hospital launches radiant heated helipad  2
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.

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