FALL 2017

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STAFF STUART MANN Group Publishing Director smann@informpublishing.com EVAN MANN Publisher emann@informpublishing.com MICHELLE TENNIS Managing Editor mtennis@informpublishing.com RACHEL TULLIO Art Director rtullio@informpublishing.com CHRIS SCHMIDT Editorial Coordinator cschmidt@informpublishing.com PHILLIP SCARANO III Circulation Manager PRINTER Publishers Press, Inc. ADVERTISING STUART MANN Group Publishing Director (480) 361-6300 ext. 15 smann@informpublishing.com DAN BURKE Account Manager (732) 241-6720 dburke@HVACPproducts.com GREGG WILLINGER Account Manager (914) 588-0545 gwillinger@HVACPproducts.com For materials submissions, email to ads@HVACPproducts.com. For all other inquiries, info@HVACPproducts.com. EDITORIAL PURPOSE: HVAC & Plumbing Product News (HVAC/P) provides the reader with insights and information related to all product areas of HVAC and plumbing. SUBSCRIPTIONS: HVAC/P is published four times a year, quarterly, by Inform Publishing Group LLC, 8040 E. Morgan Trail, Ste. 23, Scottsdale, AZ 85258. Annual subscriptions are free for qualified requesters. Non-qualified subscribers will be charged $25 in the United States, $45 in Canada and Mexico and $60 in all other countries. Single copies (prepaid): $9 in the United States (plus postage), $14 in Canada and Mexico (plus postage) and $19 in all other countries (plus postage). POSTMASTER: Send address changes to HVAC/P, P.O. Box 4636, Scottsdale, AZ 85261. OPINIONS NOTICE: The opinions expressed in the articles are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of Inform Publishing Group LLC. Inform Publishing Group LLC assumes no liability for any material published herein. COPYRIGHT: Copyright 2017 by Inform Publishing Group LLC. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted by any means, without the prior written permission from Inform Publishing Group LLC. Fall 2017 | Volume 5, Issue 3 8040 E. Morgan Trail, Ste. 23, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 p: (480) 361-6300 f: (480) 361-6394 T he other day I came across a news release with the title "Surprising Facts About (of all things) Urinals," along with a secondary title "It is believed that a woman invented the first urinal during the civil war." Much to the relief of my co-workers and my boss, I am keeping most corny jokes to myself. But in all seriousness, I had to keep reading. Here's what I learned: Klaus Reichardt, CEO and founder of Waterless Co., Inc. says it's speculated that a woman actually invented the first urinal during the civil war. "However, in the 1800s women could not register a patent, so Andrew Rankin followed her and was awarded the first urinal patent in 1886." Reichardt goes on to list some other facts including that the oldest waterless urinal was found a few years back in Sri Lanka. The urinal dates back to the 9th century. Politics had really gone down the drain (sorry, had to throw that in there) in the early 1900s. I learned that the women's suffrage movement played a role in the growing popu- larity of urinals. Many men believed standing up symbolically elevated them above women seeking equal rights so they preferred using urinals. Read more fun facts about this on our website at hvacpproducts.com. While we cover urinals and other restroom products in this issue, the main issue focus is hydronics. So I decided to do a little research on its history. Interesting facts were not so easily found. But here's what I did learn: the first documented hydronic cooling systems were connected to the Roman aqueducts, in which water was routed through brick walls of homes of the affluent. Hydronic heating became prevalent in buildings as the source of hot water expanded. It wasn't until the 1700s that the first commercial hot water boilers became available (source: "Hydronics 101," ASHRAE Journal). Now that we've tracked through a bit of history, it's time to come back to present day. Obviously a lot has changed; plumbing and hydronics systems have come a long way since their predecessors. We see much advancement in terms of energy efficiency, cost efficiency and much more in today's prod- ucts. In this issue is a roundup of some of the latest hydronics systems and products on the market. Keep reading to learn more. Enjoy the issue! Michelle Tennis Managing Editor welcome Revisiting History Uncovering the first urinal, first hydronics systems and more PHOTO: AMBER KELLEY HVACPproducts.com Fall 2017 \ HVAC & Plumbing Product News 3

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