Every few weeks, we receive a question in one of our social media channels about a topic that may or may not be directed to our specific audience but more a general topic in our industry. Recently we received one asking, “what heat pump system is the best?” Good question! Well, while everyone may have
XylemKnowsH2o is the social media component of Xylem – Applied Water Systems. We are here to discuss the world’s water issues. With innovative systems in almost every area of water handling, control, treatment and distribution, Xylem is deeply involved in the cycle of water.
We are focused on producing highly efficient products and systems that use less energy and provide environmental benefits to users and the communities in which they operate. Come, join the conversation – Let’s Solve Water…
As a leader in water technology, relationships with OEMs are an important part of our business since our pumps and controls are used in a variety of systems worldwide. And since many of these OEM systems go into supplying potable water for critical applications in commercial and residential buildings, it is critical that the OEMs
San Antonio, the land of epic battles, flowing rivers and the Alamo was home to the 30th AFSA Convention & Exhibition last week. The American Fire Sprinkler Association convention offered multi-track, educational sessions to fire safety professionals while manufacturers such as A-C Fire Pump took part in the industry’s largest fire sprinkler exhibition in the United States.
Most of today’s new HVAC systems are designed with individually controlled temperature zones to improve occupant comfort. Additionally, variable speed fans and pumps are becoming more commonplace to provide the exact amount of heating and cooling system capacity in a manner that minimizes overall energy usage. As such, the demand for testing, adjusting, and balancing is critical to balance today’s complex HVAC systems.
While scanning various emails recently I came across one from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announcing that the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) has certified the 10,000th LEED commercial project. A very impressive accomplishment and one USGBC should be proud of.
It’s been one year since we created the ITTH2OPROS social media network consisting of Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and our Blog channel. In celebration of this auspicious occasion, we would like to thank all of our colleagues, friends, followers and fans for your engagement and support. We are delighted with the response we have received from so many of you in our community.
By the time it takes you to read this blog, eight children in developing countries will have died from water-related illness. According to the United Nations and World Health Organization, more than a billion people lack access to potable water and half of humanity will be living with water shortages in 50 years.
Here is a staggering fact. We know that safe drinking water is a precious asset and although 70% of the world’s surface is covered by water, only 1% of the total water resources on earth are available for human use. Today, that 1% is under threat as a result of population growth, urbanization and crumbling infrastructure.
During this week’s World Water Week activities in Stockholm and around the world, we intend to do our part at ITTH2OPros by bringing you daily updates highlighting the urgent water-related issues being discussed.
Last week we highlighted a few residential tips for saving money and energy during the winter months. Here are some tips that contractors, building engineers, commercial building owners and plant managers can use to winterize their facilities.