WIN 2017/18

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Winter 2017/2018 | Volume 5, Issue 4 Partnerships advance industry, kick off new standards T hroughout history, it's been proven that partnerships foster collaboration, education and advancement of industries. The HVAC & plumbing industries are no different. Industry organizations are joining forces at tradeshows and others are collaborating to refine standards. For starters, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association recently finalized a joint venture with the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society to co-locate events at CONNECT 2018, Oct. 9-12, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Serving as a primary catalyst for the joint venture was workforce development. "PHCC tremendously values partnerships like this as we continue to strengthen the education and networking power of our association for our member contractors, including those involved in HVAC work," says PHCC President Laurie Crigler. "With workforce development a top priority, the timing of this collaboration couldn't be better, with loads of potential for both groups to learn from each other on how to recruit and retain the next generation." Strengths and benefits of partnerships can also certainly be seen with the AHR Expo, which is co-sponsored by ASHRAE and AHRI. The expo is held concurrently with ASHRAE's Winter Conference. Each year I've attended the expo, along with the ASHRAE conference, I've seen firsthand the impact and have been kept abreast of the latest in the industry. This year's ASHRAE conference focuses on sustainability and ways to reduce our ecological footprint. In addition to partnerships at annual conferences and expos, organizations are working together to fine-tune and update standards. For example, the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials and the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association recently executed an agreement transferring ownership of the National Standard Plumbing Code to IAPMO. What followed was the release of the 2018 edition of the National Standard Plumbing Code Illustrated. This newly updated edition of the code is the first to be published by IAPMO. It provides the latest information about common materials, fixtures, devices and equipment systems used or installed in plumbing systems. We strive to keep you up-to-date of the latest industry news in every issue of HVAC/P. And in between print issues, news is posted on hvacpproducts. com. But for now, this issue is chock full of the latest industry news, best practices (case studies) and the most recent products. We also provide an overview/preview of AHR Expo 2018. Be sure to check that out. Enjoy the issue! Michelle Tennis Managing Editor welcome Ending 2017, Beginning 2018 on a Good Note 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. 8040 E. Morgan Trail, Ste. 23, Scottsdale, AZ 85258 p: (480) 361-6300 f: (480) 361-6394 PHOTO: AMBER KELLEY HVACPproducts.com Winter 2017/2018 \ HVAC & Plumbing Product News 3

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