• PEX, Fire Sprinkler Systems

    Residential fires: The problem and solution

    Posted 7/18/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    In 1973, there were approximately 12,000 fire-related deaths in the United States, according to the America Burning study. In 2014, there were approximately 3,000 fire-related deaths and $6.8 billion in property damage. 

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  • PEX, Radiant, Radiant Floor Heating

    Five reasons to design PEX hydronic piping systems, and then some

    Posted 7/15/2016 by Ashley Tramm, Content Marketing Specialist

    So, why use Uponor PEX piping for hydronic piping applications? Uponor’s Wirsbo hePEX™ pipe and ASTM F1960 ProPEX® expansion fittings are fully listed, easily specified products that deliver greater quality and lasting performance. 

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  • Residential Fire Sprinklers with PEX

    Interested in installing residential fire sprinkler systems? Start right here.

    Posted 7/11/2016 by Ashley Tramm, Content Marketing Specialist

    Fire sprinkler systems can save lives and homes. If you are a contractor using Uponor PEX for plumbing, learning how to install Uponor AquaSAFE™ fire sprinkler systems may be just the perfect solution to add to your toolbox.

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  • Sustainability

    Uponor supporting sustainable growth in partnership with big brands in the Twin Cities

    Posted 7/7/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    ​​Environmental Initiative (EI) — a nonprofit organization that builds partnerships to develop collaborative solutions to Minnesota's environmental problems — recently announced their partnership of the Minnesota Sustainable Growth Coalition (MSGC). Uponor was asked to be a member of this coalition along with some of the best-known brands headquartered in the Twin Cities including 3M, Best Buy and Target.

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  • American Flag

    Three major benefits of manufacturing in the USA

    Posted 7/1/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    With Independence Day just around the corner, many people are using the Fourth of July as an opportunity to talk about manufacturing products in the USA. 

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  • PEX Hydronic Piping

    Hydronic piping and its system essentials

    Posted 6/30/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    What is hydronic piping? In a hydronic piping system, piping transfers water from heating or cooling sources (such as boilers or chillers) to terminal units (such as baseboard radiators, fan coils, variable-air volume units and chilled beams) to effectively heat or cool a structure. 

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  • PEX, Radiant, Radiant Floor Heating

    Best People. Top Workplace.

    Posted 6/28/2016 by Ashley Tramm, Content Marketing Specialist

    What does your company do? Do you want the long version or the short version?

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  • Uponor PEX Repiping

    The primaries of PEX: Know the basics

    Posted 6/23/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    Uponor PEX has dominated the residential plumbing market for years, and now with the introduction of the industry-first Uponor AquaPEX® pipes and ProPEX® expansion fittings in 2½" and 3" sizes, PEX is now taking over the commercial plumbing sector as well.

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  • PEX, Radiant, Radiant Floor Heating

    What you need to know: Condensing vs. non-condensing boilers

    Posted 6/21/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    People often have trouble defining the difference between the two different types of natural-gas boilers for hydronic and radiant heating applications, and some don’t even realize there is a difference. 

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  • Ecoflex Uponor PEX piping

    Three reasons you need to tune into the upcoming webinar on flexible underground pre-insulated PEX piping systems

    Posted 6/16/2016 by Ashley Tramm, Content Marketing Specialist

    Designing a flexible pre-insulated PEX piping system for hot-water, chilled-water and potable underground piping applications requires many considerations. Here are three reasons to sign up today for the free webinar on Designing with Flexible Underground Pre-insulated PEX Piping Systems that will be hosted live on Tuesday, June 21 in partnership with ASHRAE Journal.


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  • PEX Plumbing, Radiant Floor Heating

    Making more in the USA

    Posted 6/14/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    Today is Flag Day, a day to celebrate the official symbol for the United States: the American flag. June 14 commemorates the day the U.S. flag was adopted in 1777, but it wasn’t until August 3, 1949 that Congress approved the national observance.

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  • PEX, Fire Sprinkler Systems

    Guess which home-safety feature costs the same as a granite countertop upgrade

    Posted 6/10/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    The number one misconception when it comes to fire sprinkler systems is the reality of what one costs to install in a home, said Melisa Rodriguez, P.E., NICET IV, in a recent article in Plumbing & Mechanical.

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  • Pier 15 Uponor PEX radiant floor heating

    Four energy-efficient radiant heating and cooling projects you need to know about

    Posted 6/8/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    Radiant heating and cooling is fast becoming the system of choice for large commercial structures that provide superior indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and also follow sustainable building practices.

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  • PEX, Fire Sprinkler Systems

    Assisted-living housing responds to fire sprinkler mandates

    Posted 6/6/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    In 2010, the Saskatchewan government passed a mandate for all assisted-living housing to install fire sprinkler systems. Although the mandate seemed like a daunting task for the facilities, in the end, a fire safety system provides staff and residents with a peace of mind that everyone should experience.

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  • Fire Sprinkler

    Here’s what the AquaSAFE™ fire sprinkler system exposed listing means for you

    Posted 6/3/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    One year ago yesterday, Uponor announced that the AquaSAFE™ residential fire sprinkler system was approved for use in exposed basement applications to further support Uponor’s commitment to the industry and the safety of people and their homes.


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  • Radiant Floor Heating

    Three top products for quick and easy residential radiant floor heating installations

    Posted 6/2/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    If you're a licensed plumbing contractor looking for a fast, easy way to expand your business...think residential fire sprinklers. No time to get the training? Well, now Uponor is making it even easier for plumbing professionals to expand their business into the residential fire sprinkler market by providing online access to AquaSAFE™ Level I training.

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  • Fire Sprinkler

    Hey plumbers, you won’t believe how easy fire sprinkler training can be

    Posted 6/1/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    If you're a licensed plumbing contractor looking for a fast, easy way to expand your business...think residential fire sprinklers. No time to get the training? Well, now Uponor is making it even easier for plumbing professionals to expand their business into the residential fire sprinkler market by providing online access to AquaSAFE™ Level I training.

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  • Uponor PEX BIM CAD

    Hey engineers, here are some shiny new tools just for you

    Posted 5/31/2016 by Ashley Tramm, Content Marketing Specialist

    If you are an engineer who is interested in designing commercial Uponor PEX plumbing, radiant heating/cooling, hydronic piping or pre-insulated piping systems, there are several new tools that Uponor has created for you.

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  • Ecoflex Uponor PEX piping

    Ecoflex® — the flexible, dependable piping solution for underground applications

    Posted 5/27/2016 by Ashley Tramm, Content Marketing Specialist

    Going underground with your piping system? Did you know there is a flexible piping solution that is better than traditional steel or copper pipe? Ecoflex® is the flexible, durable, maintenance-free pre-insulated pipe solution for commercial and residential hydronic radiant heating, cooling and potable-water applications. Read more... Comments (0)
  • PEX Hydronic Piping

    Six reasons you should use PEX for hydronic heating and cooling applications

    Posted 5/26/2016 by Ashley Tramm, Content Marketing Specialist

    What’s better than trying something new? How about trying something new, that is also tried and true. With more than 40 years of proven performance and 15 billion feet of PEX pipe installed worldwide, Uponor has proven it has legs in the commercial plumbing, radiant heating/cooling and hydronic piping sectors.

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  • PEX, Radiant, Plumbing

    An app for all things Uponor

    Posted 5/25/2016 by Ashley Tramm, Content Marketing Specialist

    There’s an app for that. No, really, there’s an app for all things Uponor right at your fingertips. Why in the world would you want to download another app for your smartphone? If you’re a plumbing or HVAC contractor that installs Uponor PEX plumbing, fire safety or radiant systems, here are three reasons you’ll want to download Uponor’s new Proadvantage app:


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  • Tiny house uses Uponor's PEX plumbing

    The tiny house revolution: Living large with less

    Posted 5/23/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    The tiny house movement is a lifestyle revolution of sorts. Simply put, people are choosing to downsize (or microsize) the homes they live in to save on costs and capitalize on freedom. Currently, there isn’t a precise definition of what constitutes a tiny house, but people generally agree they are between 80 to 600 square feet. 


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  • Residential Fire Sprinklers with PEX

    Are fire sprinkler systems really sustainable? Learn five reasons why the answer is a resounding yes

    Posted 5/19/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    Just recently, Uponor AquaSAFE fire sprinkler system was recognized as the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal’s Eureka! Innovation award winner in the Manufacturing category. So many journalists, builders and homeowners agree fire sprinklers are an important and innovative safety tool, but did you know they are sustainable, too?

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  • Uponor PEX piping manufacturing expansion

    Five quotes to note at Uponor's ribbon-cutting ceremony

    Posted 5/17/2016 by Ashley Tramm, Content Marketing Specialist

    PEX piping was actually the ribbon of choice to cut in a historic occasion yesterday. More than 135 state and local political and community leaders and Uponor partners attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony where Uponor celebrated the ninth expansion in Apple Valley, Minn., which adds 90,000 square feet of manufacturing and lean operations. Can you say more PEX five times fast?

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  • Radiant Floor Heating with PEX

    The four numbers every radiant system design needs

    Posted 5/13/2016 by Madie Norris, Technical Communications Specialist

    Uponor PEX radiant floor heating systems bring the energy-efficient luxury of radiant floor heating to the masses for the ultimate in home comfort.


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