Commercial Water

Water treatment systems, water reuse systems and plumbing fixtures are crucial components in helping commercial and institutional buildings, such as hospitals, schools, hotels, offices and retail, meet water efficiency and conservation goals while also ensuring access to safe drinking water.
Feb 15 2018

The National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) International, a global public health and safety organization, is hosting the Legionella...

Legionella increase in New York state
Jan 24 2018

2017 was a record year for Legionnaires’ disease across New York state with 1,009 cases reported to the CDC—a 38% increase from 2016....

Flint Community Schools wait for water testing
Jan 4 2018

In a press conference Jan. 3, Superintendent Bilal Tawwab of Flint Community Schools said the district is ready to begin water quality...

Optical laboratory optimizes water treatment process with redundant system
Dec 29 2017

In Baltimore, Md., UnitedHealth Group’s Spectera Vision Laboratory relies on clean water throughout its production process. The laboratory, which...

Legionella testing required for medical water systems
Dec 29 2017

The presence of microbiological organisms in water can be complex to interpret. There are bacteria that are good for us, like the ones that live...

Heat exchangers boost HVAC efficiency
Dec 29 2017

As industry and government standards up the ante for energy efficiency in commercial buildings, the use of heat exchangers is on the rise in...

Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Veterans Home leads to legislative hearing
Dec 29 2017

On Dec. 12, 2017, WBEZ-FM, Chicago’s public radio station, published a report detailing a...

Dec 20 2017

On Dec. 12, 2017, WBEZ-FM, Chicago’s public radio station, published a report detailing a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak at a Quincy, Ill.,...

Legionnaires' disease outbreak at Veterans Home leads to legislative hearing
Dec 20 2017

On Jan. 9, the Illinois General Assembly’s two Veterans Affairs Committees will hold a...

Tools aid designers in selecting efficient hydronic HVAC systems
Nov 17 2017

Outdated and inefficient heating and cooling systems and the enormous cost to replace them ultimately sealed the fate of the Wilshire Grand Hotel...

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports
Nov 14 2017

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its...

UC Davis project uses rainwater for wine production
Oct 10 2017

Winemaking is inherently water-intensive. From growing grapes in the vineyard to washing barrels in the cellar, it is not uncommon for wineries to...

New refrigerant regulations impact hydronic & VRF HVAC systems
Oct 10 2017

In an era marked by rising energy costs and a movement toward overall sustainability, HVAC system efficiency plays a vital role in the building...

New standards guide health care facility building water management plans
Oct 10 2017

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) June 2017 online publication Vital Signs addressed the growing potential for...

Lead found in Galesburg schools
Aug 23 2017

Three Galesburg, Ill., elementary schools shut off the water in their classrooms due to concerns regarding lead in the school drinking water....

Illinois schools have lead in water
Jul 18 2017

High lead levels were found in School District U46 in Illinois. More than 250 drinking fountains, sinks and water coolers in School District U46...

Jul 10 2017

There are differing opinions on how to define the commercial and industrial water treatment markets. In the water treatment industry, when we...

NSF Intl. materials help schools meet lead-free requirements
Jul 6 2017

NSF Intl. shared its resources that help consumers and facility managers find drinking water treatment products, including plumbing supplies, that...