Water Efficiency & Dry Drains
  • U.S. Senate passes bill calling for WaterSense Authorisation 26 September 2016

    The U.S. Senate this month passed the $9.4 billion Water Resources Development Act (S.2848) by a 95-3 vote. Sponsored by Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the measure includes a provision long supported by Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI) calling for the authorisation of the Environmental ... Continue Reading

  • MaP Testing Expands To List ‘PREMIUM’ Water-Efficient Products 12 November 2012

    MaP Testing has announced the development of a new PREMIUM label for the highest performing water-efficient products. Included are tank-type toilets, home water softeners, showerheads, urinals, home humidifiers, and on-demand hot water distribution systems. The PREMIUM label will distinguish those ... Continue Reading

  • Eliminating resource waste 13 September 2012

    Presented against the backdrop of a national election that will no doubt shape the future of the construction industry and its products, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and the World Plumbing Council (WPC) recently convened ... Continue Reading

  • Architectural roles in water efficiency 29 July 2009

    Geberit has announced its new CEU course, “Designing Water Conservation into Buildings: Water Efficiency Enhancing Sustainable Development,” which is designed to assist architects in their green design efforts and remain current on the latest sustainable building issues. The course ... Continue Reading

  • Water efficiency key to green building solutions 22 June 2009

    Water efficiency will become increasingly important to green building efforts in the US during the next five years, according to the newly released Water Use in Buildings: Achieving Business Performance Benefits through Efficiency , a SmartMarket Report sponsored ... Continue Reading

  • The dry drain argument 28 May 2009

    Plumbing Standards general manager for SA Water Jeff Clark repackaged his ISH presentation for the Plumbing Supply Forum 2009 and commented on the effect of WCs on drainline performance, the importance of correct junctions and testing waterless urinals. “Uric ... Continue Reading

  • Water saving initiatives require more public knowledge 28 May 2009

    A recent article which ran in Plumbing Connection magazine looked at water saving subsidies, the uptake of these subsidies and why so many people are yet to acknowledge the need to change their lifestyles to conserve water. At the ... Continue Reading

  • Plumbing and water efficiency myths 23 April 2009

    Over the past 15 years we have had rumors, claims and outright assertions of savings by people associated with plumbing products or water efficiency programs. Some of the claims were true; others not quite. Some claims are recent; others are ... Continue Reading

  • Dry Drains Forum 2009: Post-forum review 13 March 2009

    The inaugural Dry Drains Forum took place in Germany on March 11, 2009 at the Messe Frankfurt Congress Center (room spektrum). The forum was an official accompanying event for ISH Frankfurt, the world’s leading trade fair for the plumbing sector, ... Continue Reading

  • Waste heat recycling 17 February 2009

    A new heat-recovery technology being developed to capture low-grade heat in wastewater shows commercial promise. Low-grade heat 25ºC (80ºF) in wastewater discharged into the drainage system is an everyday by-product from commercial and domestic properties. It comes from sources such ... Continue Reading