In response to a growing interest in residential and commercial solar energy systems, IAPMO first developed and published the Uniform Solar Energy Code in 1976. Just like the 2009 and 2012 editions of this code, the 2015 Uniform Solar Energy and Hydronics code (USEHC) was developed using IAPMO’s American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-accredited open consensus Read more

On April 20, Watts Water Technologies  announced the grand opening of the Watts Works Learning Center, a 12,000-sq.-ft. state-of-the-art facility where customers, distributors, sales representatives, and others can obtain hands-on experience with the company’s plumbing, HVAC, and water quality products and technologies. The 12,000-square-foot facility includes configurable classrooms, demonstration labs, and working mechanical rooms that Read more

Recently, I had the chance to “participate” in an onsite boiler training session at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. There I found Mike Gambill, commercial sales specialist, Weil-McLain, training the in-house university facility maintenance staff on one of the seven WM Ultra™ boilers Northwestern currently uses. Accompanying him was Julian Webb, product manager with Weil-McLain and Read more

ECR International, with headquarters in Utica, manufactures heating and cooling products under a family of brand names including: Dunkirk, Utica Boilers, Olsen, Airco, Pennco, RetroAire, Argo and EMI. The company markets its products in the U.S., Canada and China. In December of 2015, company shareholders approved the sale of the company to BDR Thermea, Dutch Read more

During the near-zero temperatures last week, the boiler change-out needed to happen without shutting off the heat. Installing a new boiler set-up while the old boiler was running took the highest level of hydronic expertise. I knew the homeowner had nothing to worry about as soon as I met Stephen Minnich, owner, Minnich Mechanical Design Read more