The Greenbuild International Conference and Expo was held Oct. 5-7 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. This was the 15th Greenbuild and its theme this year was “Iconic GREEN.” In their welcome article in the event’s program, USGBC CEO Rick Fedrizzi and USGBC board of directors chair Fiona Cousins talked about Los Angeles and the icons of the silver screen it represents. Then: “But a new kind of icon is also coming to define this exceptional city as well as our movement — those that personify excellence and commitment to the best in sustainability practice and innovation. We’re excited to celebrate them all.”
STRAIGHT FROM THE HORSE’S MOUTH: June 14 we visited with the people at Navien’s Training Academy in Irvine, Calif. Rick Grout, Navien’s trainer for the southwest region was putting plumber attendees through their paces learning about how to service and maintain Navien tankless water heaters. The morning session was filled with classroom activities, while the afternoon session provided plenty of hands-on experience. RJ photos.
The roaring ‘20s, as they’ve become known, were a pivotal time for the country and for the plumbing industry. Flush with optimism deserved after prevailing in the War to End All Wars, the country was energetic, youthful and prosperous. It was a good time to start a magazine.
Like many publications the Western Plumber came out of the gate with a most excellent subscription deal to boost circulation: Six months’ subscription for $1 – 18 months of the new magazine for about a nickel an issue. At the helm for the first two issues was managing editor H.K. Fogarty. All that changed with the September issue. The publisher – the Stamm Company of San Francisco – was first named in the pages of the magazine, as was its first editor, J.W. Partridge. And just two months after its debut, the subscription rate doubled to $2 per year.
Journey through the history of the magazine in this photo gallery!