Home Builders’ Association Members Discuss Economic Outlook

The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas recently showcased economists providing insights into the 2024 housing market. Despite a recent dip in single-family starts attributed to higher interest rates, experts are optimistic about a gradual production increase later in the year, aligning with the…

Looking at Plumbing Technology in 2024

In 2024, plumbing and hydronic heating companies are anticipated to face a surge in demand for eco-friendly fixtures, driven by consumers seeking energy-efficient solutions amidst climate concerns and rising utility costs. The trend is reflected in the retrofitting of homes with tankless water heaters, solar-powered hot water systems, water-saving appliances,…

Mastering Home Comfort – Combining Radiant Heating with Architectural Elegance

In the Village of Sleepy Hollow, New York, a stunning 3,000-square-foot home overlooks the Hudson River. The homeowners, Peter and Gina Gasperini, who have years of experience in the radiant heating business, prioritized a state-of-the-art heating system in their dream home’s design. The house features a REHAU radiant heating system,…

Ferguson Takes the Lead as Initial Sponsor to Advocate for Women in Plumbing and Piping

Ferguson Takes the Lead as Initial Sponsor to Advocate for Women in Plumbing and Piping As the baby boomer generation edges closer to retirement eligibility by 2030, a significant shift in the skilled trades landscape is imminent. This is particularly relevant for industries like construction, where a shortage of skilled…

Industry Challenges and Opportunities in the Shift to All-Electric Water Heating Systems

In response to recent regulations mandating all-electric space heating and hot water systems in newly constructed buildings, industries are navigating the challenges of manufacturing and selling commercial water and space heating products to meet decarbonization or electrification-focused policies. Eric Truskoski, Vice President of Administration and Government Affairs at Bradford White…