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Canadian energy rebates
02 Aug 2011
The Canadian federal government has just released details of the $400 million EcoEnergy Retrofit – Homes program that was revived as part of the 2011 budget delivered in June. The program, which provides up to $5,000 in rebates to Canadian homeowners, is effective as of June 6, 2011 through to March 31, 2012.
Toilets at the Gates
02 Aug 2011
Bill Gates has set his attention to revolutionising the humble toilet in a bid to tackle disease epidemics.
iSaveH2O rain tank calculator
02 Aug 2011
A new iphone application, based on ISF research is now available to help consumers choose the most suitable rain tank for their home.
World Plumbing Day 2011 a global success World Plumbing Day 2011 a global success
09 May 2011
Created in 2010 by the World Plumbing Council (WPC), the second World Plumbing Day on 11 March 2011 has been hailed as a success writes Robert D Burgon, Chairman, World Plumbing Council.
Toilet training for pigs
09 May 2011
Taiwan is coming up with pollution solutions that aims to fix smell and water use on pig farms. The experiments aim to train pigs to use the toilet.
The ISH pilgrimage 2011 The ISH pilgrimage 2011
09 May 2011
For the past 22 years, Connection Magazines and World Plumbing Info publisher Jeff Patchell has been fortunate to attend the world’s major bi-annual plumbing fair. In the following report Jeff explains why ISH (International Sanitation & Heating) never ceases to be an interesting week in understanding where the market is heading.
Urinal games in Japan
09 May 2011
Japanese entertainment company Sega has created an entirely new urinal experience: urinal controlled games.
National plumbing regulators forum 2011 National plumbing regulators forum 2011
09 May 2011
The National Plumbing Regulators Forum (NPRF) held its first conference in two and a half years at the Melbourne Convention Centre, bringing industry leaders and experts together to present and discuss topics that directly affect the plumbing industry. Jonathan Jackson reports on three days of plumbing relevance.
We know squat about female urinals We know squat about female urinals
24 Feb 2011
Recently, Plumbing Connection surveyed the women of Australia to find out their thoughts on introducing a female urinal to the world of public restrooms. Dimi Kyriakou and Jonathan Jackson discuss the results and what they could mean for the plumbing sector.
Don’t miss out on a seat at the NPRF conference
23 Feb 2011
I often hold conversations with suppliers and importers who whine about dealing with State regulators and the fact that they find things out after the event!
Vale – Prof. John Swaffield, a great Scot  Vale – Prof. John Swaffield, a great Scot
23 Feb 2011
In February 2011, the plumbing industry lost a man who, for the past 30 years, has been considered by many to be the industry’s great visionary.
World Plumbing Day 2011 to see increased industry activity
07 Feb 2011
It looks likely that the second World Plumbing Day on Friday 11 March 2011 will see even more industry activity than on the first Day in 2010.
Urinal amendments
21 Dec 2010
In an effort to integrate water-sensitive urban designs into current practice the National Plumbing Regulators Forum (NPRF) for Australia and New Zealand formed the Australasian Scientific Review of Reduction of Flows on Plumbing and Drainage Systems (ASFlow) Committee to conduct research into the effects reduced flows are having on drainage systems.
Female urinals: suggestion or solution? Female urinals: suggestion or solution?
19 Dec 2010
A new survey being conducted by Plumbing Connection magazine sets out to solve the age old mystery of why women are always queuing up to use the toilet, while examining health issues related to skin contact with toilet seats.
Inspector detector
06 Dec 2010
A Chicago plumbing inspector described by a prosecutor as a "major league bribe taker" has been sentenced to 41 months in prison, making him the most recent city employee imprisoned as part of Operation Crooked Code.