How to Get Maximum Cooling from your Swamp Cooler

My wife, Linda, and I have a cabin in a hot, dry, little town no one has ever heard of – Groveland, California. Summertime temperatures regularly reach above the 100 degree mark. The cabin...

Net Zero Water Usage – the WAVE of the Future is Now

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The new CalGreen code is pushing California closer to the ideal of net zero water usage. The new fixtures and technologies means the future is now. See how one multi-unit development met this...

Building Inspector Catches Unapproved Changes to the Plans

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HVAC and plumbing engineering is a building code driven science. The new 2013 California Building Codes, including the new CalGreen Code, are becoming voluminous and ever more complex. As a...

The Six Guys You Meet In Engineering – A Female Student’s Perspective

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Ok, so HVAC and Plumbing design engineers have a reputation for being somewhat dorky. I mean, who would go into this field by choice? Any yes, you can certainly here some strange conversations...