Uponor’s involvement in Green Builder Media's VISION House Los Angeles 2012 offers an opportunity to continue to educate a building community about the advantages of PEX tubing over copper and other materials used for plumbing piping. California adopted regulations approving PEX water distribution systems into the California Plumbing Code in 2010 when the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was certified by the California Building Standards Commission. The Executive director of the Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association said, at the time of approval, that PEX has probably been studied, scrutinized and analyzed more than any non-metal building material in history.
Using PEX in plumbing is a win-win for both builders and consumers. Indeed, the EIR concluded that the use of PEX was an environmentally superior – and greener – alternative than leaving PEX out of the code. Plastic building products, like PEX, are truly sustainable, not only from a durability and efficacy standpoint, but they also have relatively low total-energy content when compared to traditional metal-based alternatives. And because of its durability, PEX can resist corrosion, pitting, scaling and freeze damage that can affect metal plumbing products, giving it a longer lifespan.
And because of the flexibility of PEX, using Uponor AquaPEX® in a Logic Plumbing design requires 83% fewer fittings compared to a trunk-and-branch system and 58% less tubing than a homerun system, reducing waste and creating greater efficiency for water delivery.
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Posted: 10/3/2011 10:58:54 AM by
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