European heat pump market 08 Feb 2009
Over the past 30 years, BRG Consult has developed rapidly as a market research consultancy specialising in building products with a central focus on heating and sanitary products.
Solar power rises high 08 Feb 2009
One of the world's largest financial institutions, Bank of America, is going green at its new headquarters-and it will save the bank money.
International plumbing industry collaboration 08 Feb 2009
CIB W062 provides researchers, product developers and standards writers with a yearly forum for presenting and discussing important issues affecting the plumbing industry.
A new era for heat pumps 08 Feb 2009
As heat pump technology gains prominence worldwide, we speak to leading German manufacturer Stiebel Eltron about the future of these systems.
Cleanliness in public bathrooms 08 Feb 2009
New strains of harmful bacteria, pathogens and viruses such as SARS-CoV have led many to question the cleanliness of public bathroom facilities – particularly those in hospitals and aged care facilities where immune systems are low and the risk of transmission is high.
Testing toilet performance 08 Feb 2009
Replicating real-life situations tests a researcher’s cleverness and patience, particularly when the subject is human waste.
Risk reduction around scalding water 08 Feb 2009
Installation codes, product standards and technologies are constantly evolving to reduce the risk of hot water scalding in hospitals, aged care facilities and homes.
Waterless wok US action 08 Feb 2009
During a visit to Australia last year, Charles Bohlig of the East Bay Municipal Utility District near San Francisco spent time investigating the benefits of waterless wok stoves.
Faucet flow control saves water 05 Feb 2009
Flow control of faucets is a highly-refined technology, delivering a balance between user comfort and water conservation.
Fire protection innovation 05 Feb 2009
Technical innovations, coupled with a heightened awareness of environmental sustainability, have led the 3M international company to make significant improvements in fire protection methodologies.
Shower head efficiency 04 Feb 2009
With more effort being devoted to development of products that contribute to a sustainable future, attention has turned to shower head performance.
US shower product 04 Feb 2009
The Delta Faucet Company in Indianapolis has launched a water-efficient shower head that is aimed at the hospitality industry but can be used by anyone who is conservation minded.
Engineers share their knowledge 04 Feb 2009
Great minds may think alike but occasionally one or two can bring something different to the table – as some organizations are discovering through regular knowledge-sharing exercises.