• Fahey Treehouse

    Demonstration Homes Offer Cool Features

    Posted 11/20/2015 by Astrid Mohn
    Demonstration homes are becoming more popular these days as builders desire to showcase special options they can offer their customers and potential homeowners are looking for ways to add custom upgrades to turn their houses into dream homes.
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  • Episcopal Homes

    As we age, it’s nice to know there are places for active seniors

    Posted 11/12/2015 by Astrid Mohn
    I like to be active. Whether I hike, run or play tennis, I always want to be in motion to keep my body fit and agile.
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  • Uponor Fire Sprinkler

    Have to Meet the Fire Sprinkler Mandate? Here's your Solution

    Posted 10/30/2015 by Kim Bliss, Uponor Technical Writer
    No matter what side of the fence you reside when it comes to the fire sprinkler mandate debate, one thing is for certain — if you need or desire fire sprinklers in your home, you must have a trustworthy, reliable, sustainable solution that will perform when it needs to in the unfortunate event of a fire.
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  • Dale Stroud

    Are PEX-based Systems Really Sustainable?

    Posted 10/21/2015 by Kim Bliss
    When PEX hit the North American market more than 40 years ago, contractors were curious
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  • 2in AquaPEX

    From Russia for PEX

    Posted 10/15/2015 by Daniel Worm - Sr. Product Specialist
    Earlier this year, I conducted my first live webinar — Best Practices for Installing PEX in Commercial Plumbing Applications — which was produced in partnership with Building Design & Construction magazine.
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  • Fire Sprinkler

    Peace of Mind - if fire comes knocking

    Posted 10/8/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    Every time I stay in a hotel, I see the fire sprinklers in the ceiling (whether in my bedroom or in hallways), and I always feel a bit safer knowing that I have an instant “fire department” close by.

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  • Uponor Blueprints

    Knowledge to the Nth Degree

    Posted 10/1/2015 by Astrid Mohn
    Working with highly technical professionals can sometimes be intimidating.

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  • Uponor Virtual City

    Dream Home Redo, Please!

    Posted 9/23/2015 by Astrid Mohn
    I recently built a new home. Before I started the process of building, I’d tell people that we were building our dream home. We had lofty design ideas and figured the sky was the limit on creativity.
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  • Radiant vs. Forced Air

    Have Your Cake and Eat It Too: With Radiant Heating (and Cooling), You Can be Comfortable and Sustainable

    Posted 9/18/2015 by Steve Swanson

    Radiant systems efficiently distribute warmth or cooling where you feel it most, minimizing wasted energy while maximizing indoor comfort.

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  • Vikings Stadium

    Vikings Football and Uponor's Snow Melt System

    Posted 9/9/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    The air is getting a distinct chill, and the kiddos are back to the drudgery of routines and schedules. As I mourn the end of summer, I look around and realize that most of my friends have a new bounce in their steps.

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  • Homestead of Rochester

    Senior Housing Grows with Boomers and Expands with PEX for Plumbing and Hydronic Piping

    Posted 9/3/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    The Homestead of Rochester (in Minnesota) was built in 2006 to accommodate the rise in senior housing in and around the home of the Mayo Clinic. The facility recently needed to add an additional building to accommodate the ever-growing population of baby boomers.

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  • Fire Sprinkler

    Another Uponor First: This Time with Fire Sprinklers

    Posted 8/26/2015 by Eric Skare, Product Manager
    The industry is probably getting tired of hearing “another Uponor first”. But, it’s true. We’ve had more “firsts” than any other PEX manufacturer — with our ProPEX® expansion fittings, with our large-dimension pipe, with our AquaSAFE™ multipurpose plumbing and fire sprinkler system.
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  • Sunset Green Home

    Sunset Green Home

    Posted 8/14/2015 by Astrid Mohn
    Nature is a powerful friend and an equally powerful foe. From wildfires to hurricanes, Mother Nature keeps us in line and reminds us that we are a hearty bunch; when the storms of life pull us down, we pop back up, dust off and move forward.
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  • VLD Ad

    Uponor’s New 2½" and 3" PEX Pipe and ProPEX® Fittings Offering Makes History

    Posted 8/10/2015 by Kate Olinger, Product Manager

    I’ve been working at Uponor for more a decade, and in that time I have seen many significant innovations in PEX piping applications. From a multipurpose plumbing and fire sprinkler system to PEX-a Pipe Support, Uponor has continued to lead the North American market with new products and systems for plumbing, heating/cooling and fire safety.

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  • Solar Decathlon

    Left-brainers, Right-brainers and the Solar Decathlon Competition

    Posted 8/5/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    As a Journalism major, I’ve always admired those left brainers who think sequentially and analytically – I always imagined they are the science kids, the mechanical engineers sort.

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  • Vikings Stadium

    Minnesota Multipurpose Stadium project helps to shed light on Uponor's vision

    Posted 7/28/2015 by Kristin Bradley, Marketing Intern
    Innovation is probably the word that comes to mind when you think Uponor, and there is a reason for that. Uponor has been endlessly striving to meet the demands of their customers as well as their surrounding communities.
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  • hePEX Straight Lengths

    Why use Uponor's Wirsbo hePEX™ 20-ft. Straight Length Pipe for overhead hydronic piping systems

    Posted 7/20/2015 by Justin Churchill
    There are many reasons why contractors prefer PEX pipe over rigid, metallic piping systems for overhead piping applications.
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  • Reclaimed Water Pipe

    Creative Technologies Help Reuse Water

    Posted 7/14/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    As I’m sitting at my desk, staring outside at what seems like endless sheets of rain pouring from heaven, it is difficult to imagine that there is a serious drought going on in many parts of our country. And the widespread drought is reaching epic proportions resulting in research and products that offer pretty drastic solutions. In fact, many of us struggle with the image of transforming wastewater into potable (read drinkable) water, yet this is a very real (and constructive) solution to the drought problems.

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  • Commercial Ball Valves

    Two Important Questions to Consider When Specifying or Installing Commercial Ball Valves in an Uponor PEX Piping System

    Posted 7/9/2015 by Tim Peick

    If you’re an engineer or installer, you have a lot on the line when designing and building a commercial structure. You need to make sure the structure you design and build will meet the owner's expectations, perform as designed and come in at (or under) budget.

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  • Fahey Treehouse

    Dreaming of Treehouses with Uponor Radiant Heating

    Posted 6/26/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    As a manufacturer of PEX tubing, you will often find Uponor reps and employees talk about the comfort of radiant-heated floors. You don’t have to look further than the Uponor website for information about its benefits, value and effectiveness. In fact, your eyes may glaze over as we wax about all its wonderful attributes (it’s quiet, it’s hypoallergenic, it’s cost effective, it’s energy efficient) ….. yes, we can go on and on, but I digress.

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  • Spaces Designed with Uponor for Relaxation

    Posted 5/18/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    I came upon an article the other day outlining the five biggest architectural and building trends for 2015. The basic premise of the article is that we want our homes to be a refuge from the outside world; and we achieve this by creating indoor and outdoor living spaces that encourage and provide this escape.

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  • PEX for the Green Architect

    Green Building Practices With Uponor PEX Yield Green Profit Lines

    Posted 2/12/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    Green is cool and in high demand! Yes, I could be referring to cash (clearly cool and in high demand also), but some may intuitively know that I’m referring to green building practices.

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  • Radiant Heat for Architects

    Uponor Radiant Floor Heating Systems for Architects

    Posted 2/5/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    Growing up in Norway in the 70s, almost every home included one or two rooms with radiant heat. It wasn’t seen as luxurious or upscale; it was simply a commonplace feature. Homes built in the 70s mostly included radiant heated floors in bathrooms and laundry rooms, but today, when I visit Norway, I’ve noticed that it’s fairly common for newer homes to have radiant heat throughout an entire home.

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  • Avoiding Frozen Pipes This Winter

    5 Tips to Avoid Frozen Pipes in Your Building

    Posted 1/16/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    It’s that time of year again; it’s a dark and cold Minnesota winter. Temperatures have dropped to – and are staying at – dangerously low levels for weeks on end. It’s a life for the not-so-faint-of-heart; but then again, I suspect Minnesotans already know (and some even celebrate) this fact!

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  • Frozen Pipes

    Free Advice About Frozen Pipes

    Posted 1/9/2015 by Astrid Mohn

    After decades of living in the frozen tundra, I take pride in knowing the precautions needed to survive the harsh winter climate. Obviously, to those of us who’ve braved the north, a home’s water pipes must be properly insulated in unheated areas and they need some extra TLC to survive the extended freeze. “Duh,” you might say.

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