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.