Uponor Pre-insulated AquaPEX® and Lead-free Fittings win Multi-Housing News Magazine’s Second Annual Green Initiative Award

December 31, 2009

The November 2009 issue of Multi-Housing News announced the winners of their Second Annual Green Initiative Awards, and Uponor was a double winner. Our Pre-insulated AquaPEX® and Lead-free fittings both received an award recognizing their contribution to sustainable building efforts.

Pre-insulated AquaPEX features all the benefits of Uponor’s crosslinked polyethylene (PEX-a) tubing — flexible, durable, corrosion resistant, proven history and a 25-year limited warranty — with a layer of ½" PEX-foam insulation surrounding the tubing to insulate potable-water lines and meet national, state and local energy-code requirements. And because it’s already pre-insulated, this product saves plumbing professionals up to 37% on install costs compared to the traditional two-step installation and insulation method.*

Uponor’s lead-free fittings carry the NSF us-pw-G marking for lead-free compliance to meet state lead-free legislation and also exceed the U.S. Safe Drinking Water Act. The fittings all feature Uponor’s unique ProPEX® fitting system for strong, durable connections without the need for torches, glues, solvents or gauges. Best of all, combining the lead-free fittings with Uponor’s flexible PEX-a tubing, extensive engineered plastic (EP) offering and innovative ProPEX Out-of-the-Wall Support System provides the industry’s first complete lead-free plumbing solution from the inlet to the faucet.

*Source: RS Means Construction Data