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Robert Mader

Bob Mader is the editor of CONTRACTOR magazine, Green Mechanical Contractor magazine, and Radiant Living magazine. He has been writing about plumbing, mechanical, green building and HVACR topics for more than 25 years.

in As I See It Oct 06, 2014

A bartender saves the world

That’s not a facetious headline. Yes, Doc Hendley is (or was) a bartender and he’s done more good in the world bringing clean drinking water to the third world than most people, even huge foundations. There are rich, well-known foundations that I don’t need to name working in Africa and Asia to bring sanitation and clean water to....More

Path to the Trades Starts in the Living Room

Coming from a large family—sixth of seven—the blueprint for my education was pretty much drawn up. In my family, when high school was over, you went to college. That’s just what you did. Not that my parents were ever adamant about that direction, but it was the pattern I knew. Graduate and pick a college....More

Candace Roulo

Candace Roulo is a senior editor of Contractor magazine, based in Chicago.

in Sustainably Speaking Oct 12, 2014

Grundfos Media Tour is educational, memorable

On the first day of the media tour we toured the Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers Hotel. This Copenhagen hotel is known as the world’s greenest hotel. It is one of the first hotels to meet the EU Green Building Programme standards....More

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