There is one provision in both the Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) and International Plumbing Code (IPC) that endangers public health and bloats construction budgets: the requirement to provide hot water at all public lavatories.
Six Noritz NCC199CDV tankless water heaters were used to replace a malfunctioning boiler.
November 5, 2018
Like any institution, Mater Dei’s success depends on the quality of its people and facilities. So when an old, 1-million BTU boiler began malfunctioning in 2017 and placing the hot water needs of the entire school in jeopardy, officials knew they needed to act.
Answers to some of the most pressurized issues in plumbing today.
November 3, 2018
Every commercial building project has its share of challenges. Sometimes those challenges require innovation and code exceptions, other times they simply necessitate a thorough understanding of the facility and its design goals.
Tankless water heater technology helped a California developer make the best use of space and track tenant energy consumption.
October 8, 2018
In rehabbing the space that would become the cutting-edge food emporium 4th Street Market, developer Ryan Chase had two goals: locate the water-heaters on the roof and track fuel consumption usage by tenant. Tankless technology helped him achieve both.
Capturing and reclaiming water, once an idea primarily of interest to environmentalists, is serious business today as municipalities’ aging water infrastructures and shrinking budgets are under stress. Combined with modern technology, these old ideas are finding new uses in commercial applications.
To achieve comfort and efficiency in a hot water distribution system, many plumbing engineers are incorporating hot water recirculation systems into their designs. But to reap the benefits of such a system, balancing valves must be incorporated into design considerations.