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The A, B, C’s of PEX pipe

By Uponor

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Although PEX, or Crosslinked PolyEthylene is not a new material for piping, it is seeing new applications in the commercial building market. For decades in North America, PEX has been used in radiant floor heating and snowmelting systems. Then its use migrated into residential plumbing systems. Today, you will find more and more PEX being used in commercial buildings. Not just in the traditional radiant floors, but now in commercial plumbing systems and commercial hydronic distribution systems.

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Energy Modelling 101: Back to Basics

February 28, 2018 - by Susan MacDougall

Back in the day, the word “model” typically referred to a physical representation of a building built by the architects out of balsam and plastic that we would all “ooh” and “aah” over.  These days, computer models are used to simulate lots of different aspects of the building.  The energy model is used to evaluate the energy profile of a building, that is, how the building uses energy, how much it uses, when it is used, etc.

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An energy model is typically as simple or complex as the building it is representing.

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Backflow Prevention: Protecting our water supply

March 6, 2018 by Robert Waters

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In today’s modern world, maintaining the supply of safe, clean drinking water can be challenging with so many potential chemical contaminants. In addition, there are many different ways that potable water systems can be cross connected with other systems. Regulated water suppliers have a responsibility to provide water that is usable and safe to drink under all foreseeable circumstances.

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