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Nick Prisco, Mechanical and Plumbing, Austin, presented to the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) student chapter at the University of Texas at Austin at their April monthly meeting. The presentation compared DX cooling only systems to DX cooling and heating systems (or heat pumps), and identified important considerations in designing heat pump systems. Many of the students recently covered heat pump systems in class, and the presentation provided industry knowledge to help fill...

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Earlier this fall, the Dallas/Fort Worth American Society of Plumbing Engineers (DFW ASPE) hosted a highly attended Plumbing Product Exhibition. The October 15 event was held in the Grapevine Convention Center and included 44 exhibitors. Professional development classes offered surrounding the exhibition included:

  • Plumber's Continuing Education
  • Code Compliance Discussions with Local Inspectors
  • Chimney Design and Combustion/Ventilation Air Requirements for Gas Appliances
  • Advanced
  • ...

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Earlier this year, Robert Kinkel, Project Manager, Senior Plumbing, Fire Protection Designer, TCEQ Licensed Landscape Irrigator and EPA WaterSense Certified Partner, presented on landscape irrigation water management at the Dallas/Fort Worth American Society of Plumbing Engineers’ August meetings.

Robert reviewed the importance of water conservation, alternative water sources, design practices and manufacturers’ technology. His presentations generated a lot of interest among plumbing...

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As regions across the country are feeling the effects of drought, wise water use is a topic on many of our minds. Join Freese and Nichols' TCEQ Licensed Irrigator Robert Kinkel as he presents on landscape irrigation at the Dallas/Fort Worth American Society of Plumbing Engineers' meetings. This seminar will cover a variety of topics, including:

  • Landscape
  • ...

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The State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) recently announced that funds for the LoanSTAR (Saving Taxes and Resources) revolving loan program will be available May 1, 2015. This program “finances energy-related cost-reduction retrofits for state, public school district, public college, public university and tax-district supported public hospital facilities.” SECO provides the funds in the form of low interest loans that borrowers can repay through the energy cost savings they will incur from their projects.

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TagsEnergy Efficient, Funding,