Prefabricated bathroom pods offer simple, fast installation for Prospect Plaza
Oldcastle SurePods installed 117 fully outfitted and functional prefabricated bathroom pods in New York City’s Prospect Plaza housing project.
The pods consolidate more than 10 trades—including electrical, plumbing and finishing work—into one prefabricated product. The prefabricated bathrooms are easy to lift, place and install, which helps save project developers time and money. Oldcastle Modular is certificated as an offsite fabricator by the New York City Department of Buildings Office of Technical Certification and Research.
Toto flush valve and toilet are first to receive WaterSense distinction
Toto, a plumbing manufacturer with $5.1 billion in annual global sales, announced its high-efficiency EcoPower Flush Valves and Commercial Flushometer Toilets are the plumbing industry's first to earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Label.
If a typical large office building with apprtoximately 2,500 occupants replaces its older, inefficient toilets and urinals with the WaterSense-labeled models, it could save more than 3.5 million gal of water and more than $31,000 in water costs annually.
Together, NSF Intl. & ASPE support plumbing professionals to benefit public health, sustainability & a safer environment
Global public health organization NSF Intl. and professional organization American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) have signed a memorandum of understanding to advance and promote public health and sustainability initiatives for the plumbing industry. This agreement focuses on sound plumbing and engineering practices and will utilize the expertise of both organizations to strengthen current and future projects.
The average American household leaks more than 10,000 gal of water every year
Each year in the U.S., leaks rob homes of more than 1 trillion gal of water. To help Americans stop water waste, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WaterSense program is challenging Americans to become "leak detectives" during the eighth annual Fix a Leak Week, March 14 to 20, 2016.
This shutoff valve includes a quarter-turn handle to prevent unwanted movement, an indicator displaying the off position, and two buttons for color-coding hot and cold water. The swivel elbow specifically targets dishwasher installation to easily connect the water supply line to a dishwasher, while the female connector threads onto chrome supply valves and 3/8-in. compression threads for reliable plumbing standards.
In celebration of World Plumbing Day, the list outlines health, safety and water sustainability benefits
Plumbing Manufacturers Intl. (PMI), whose members produce about 90% of the nation’s plumbing products, developed 10 reasons why plumbing matters for the celebration of World Plumbing Day on March 11.
The 10 reasons are:
AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking
Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.
Backflow prevention is the unglamorous side of commercial water management — it guards against problems, and is only noticed if something goes wrong. Recent innovations in backflow prevention system design, however, have attracted attention for their improved performance, protection against liability, ease of installation and advantageous lifecycle costs.
Backflow prevention & pressure regulation help safeguard buildings from disaster
Water efficiency and sanitation for a building or campus, whether new construction or retrofit, are best achieved through a whole-building approach, with a proper emphasis placed on connectors that regulate pressure.
Protecting the integrity of buildings’ plumbing systems