Vol. 6, No. 20, October 3, 2013


ASPE named administrator of new U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO/TC 282-Water Reuse
The American Society of Plumbing Engineers is pleased to announce that its application to form and administer a U.S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to the newly created International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee on Water Reuse was approved by the American National Standards Institute. The U.S. TAG, with ASPE as the administrator, will be responsible for formulating U.S. positions on draft standards developed within ISO/TC 282. If you or your organization is interested in participating on the U.S. TAG, contact Gretchen Pienta.

Learn about graywater recovery and reuse at the next ASPE webinar
On Wednesday, October 23 at 2 p.m. EDT, industry expert Peter Cartwright will explain how to incorporate the appropriate graywater recovery and treatment methods for specific reuse applications. This one-hour webinar offers one contact hour of continuing education—right from your office or home computer!

ASPE’s regional workshop tour heads to California this January
This winter ASPE heads west for an intensive one-day class on Revit MEP 2014. On January 30, in Santa Ana, California, this instructor-led, hands-on workshop will go through the creation, layout, and editing of HVAC ductwork, mechanical piping, and domestic piping, including sloped sanitary requirements. Registration includes lunch and 7.5 contact hours of continuing education. Space is limited to 50 participants, so register at aspe.org/revitmepworkshop soon.

Young professionals: want to meet other up-and-coming engineers and designers?
ASPE Young Professionals (formerly ASPE Young Engineers) offers engineers and designers under 35 years old numerous chances to meet and network with tomorrow’s plumbing industry leaders. To get involved, contact Pam Rosenberg or go to aspe.org/AYP to learn more about becoming an AYP liaison for your local ASPE chapter.

PHOENIX Process Equipment Co. joins ASPE’s CEU Provider Program
An international leader in liquid/solids separation, residuals dewatering, and water reuse technologies, PHOENIX Process Equipment Co. is now eligible to offer CEUs for CPD recertification for the following programs: “Wastewater Recycling in Buildings: Best Practices from Down Under,” “Wastewater Recycling in Buildings: MEP Design,” “Wastewater Reuse, Technically Speaking: Water, Design, and Cost Analysis,” and “The Business Case for Wastewater Reuse.” Contact Mark Meredith for more information.

Photos from the 2013 ASPE Technical Symposium are now available
Just to go aspe.smugmug.com/Events/2013-Technical-Symposium to view, download, and print photos from the 2013 ASPE Technical Symposium. Also, check out the November issue of Plumbing Engineer magazine for highlights from the event.

ASPE executive director/CEO appointed chair of USEHC Technical Committee
The International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials Executive Committee appointed Jim Kendzel, MPH, CAE, chair of the 2015 Uniform Solar Energy & Hydronics Code Technical Committee. Jim brings a long history of codes- and standards-related experience to the position, and as chair of the committee he will be working with other interested stakeholders to develop the first code that fully integrates all aspects of hydronic heating and cooling systems, including solar thermal, radiant, and geothermal technology, using the IAPMO/ANSI 2012 Uniform Solar Energy Code as the starting point.

Did you miss last month's ASPE Report?
Don't worry: ASPE's monthly newsletter, found in Plumbing Engineer magazine, is now located on ASPE's website, so you can find out which new members joined the Society, read the president's and executive director's reports, and learn more about Society activities.


Long Island Chapter launches aggressive membership drive
ASPE's Long Island Chapter recently kicked off a membership drive called 50@50, with the goal of increasing the chapter's membership to 50 by the 2014 ASPE Convention & Exposition (a 20 percent increase in membership). Want to learn more to institute something similar in your chapter? Contact Long Island Chapter President Vincent Falkowski, PE, PMP, CCM.

Memphis Chapter founding member passes away
William M. "Bill" Hunt passed away last month at the age of 89. He was one of the founding members of the Memphis Chapter and was active as both a chapter member and a board member until spring of this year. 

Don't miss your chance to network with local plumbing industry professionals
What is the best way to meet and network with area plumbing engineers, designers, and manufacturer reps? ASPE chapters hold monthly meetings and special events specifically designed to help industry professionals make new contacts and learn more about plumbing system design. ASPE's local chapter events webpage lists numerous events happening around the country, and you can find contact information for individual chapters at our chapter webpage.

Which U.S. city was named the most energy efficient?
In a new ranking of the 34 most populous U.S. cities, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy named Boston the most energy efficient, beating out Portland (Oregon), New York, San Francisco, and Seattle.

New California law expedites water treatment device certification
AB 119 allows the California Department of Public Health to accept certifications granted by independent third-party testing organizations such as NSF and WQA that are accredited by the American National Standards Institute to streamline the certification process for water treatment devices in the state of California.

NYC releases building energy and water use data
As part of New York City's energy benchmarking mandate, the mayor’s office released a report detailing data on energy and water use in more than 24,000 buildings greater than 50,000 sf, which finds that the city’s median Energy Star score increased from 64 in 2011 to 67 in 2012. More>>

64 percent of Americans operate public toilets with their foot
This behavior might have something to do with the fact that 81 percent also saw a person leaving a public restroom without washing their hands, according to Bradley Corp.'s 2013 Healthy Handwashing Survey

First standard on the commissioning process published
ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 202: Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems identifies the minimum acceptable commissioning process for buildings and systems as described in ASHRAE’s Guideline 0-2005: The Commissioning Process. More>>

ICC seeks PMG Code Action Committee members
All interested individuals are invited to apply to sit on the International Code Council’s Plumbing, Mechanical, and Fuel Gas Code Action Committee (PMGCAC) for the 2014-2016 term. Click here to learn more (scroll to bottom of page) and find an application. The deadline to apply is October 21.

UPC TIAs available for public comment
Two tentative interim amendments to the 2012 Uniform Plumbing Code are open for public comment until October 8. Click here to learn more.

Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 is open for registration
All two- and four-year institutions are invited to participate in the largest conservation competition program for colleges and universities in the world to reduce electricity and water consumption. Registration is open until October 25.

CIPH launches career information website
CareerTap.ca highlights the wide range of career paths, co-op education opportunities, and potential employers available within Canada's plumbing and hydronic heating industry.

ARCSA announces new accreditation workshops
As part of its annual conference in Austin, Texas (November 4-8), co-sponsored by the Irrigation Association, the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association will hold workshops for ARCSA Accredited Professionals, Certified Associates, and Inspector Specialists. 




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