Stormwater harvesting standard is open for a second public review
Changes made to the first draft of ARCSA/ASPE 78: Stormwater Harvesting Systems for Direct End-Use Applications are available here for public comment through June 28, 2015.
ASPE members: the latest ASPE Journal is available
In the May 2015 issue of ASPE Journal, ASPE’s only members-only publication, you can learn how to design safe and efficient hospital plumbing systems, and ASPE’s Membership Committee Chair starts a new feature on member concerns.
Chapter officers: need help with ASPE-related graphic design?
If your Chapter needs any design work, such as ads and flyers for special events or meetings, please contact ASPE’s Graphic Designer, Nadine Saucedo, for assistance.
Where can you network with ASPE members this spring?
Product shows and golf outings offer plumbing system designers, engineers, and manufacturer reps the perfect opportunity to network in a casual setting. You can find out what’s happening with local ASPE Chapters at aspe.org/chapterevents.
UN launches international building sustainability program
The Sustainable Buildings and Construction program aims to improve the social, environmental, and economic performance of buildings by promoting resource and energy efficiency as well as sustainable consumption and production patterns in the building construction industry. More>>
Which U.S. cities topped the latest energy-efficiency scorecard?
Boston continues to be the most energy-efficient city in the country, according to the 2nd edition of the City Energy-Efficiency Scorecard by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Seattle have improved the most since 2013.
New index reveals which countries are leading in improving water and sanitation services for their citizens
According to a new WASH Performance Index developed by The Water Institute at the University of North Carolina, El Salvador, Niger, and Pakistan are performing better in improving water and sanitation for their citizens than larger nations such as Russia and Brazil.
First rainwater harvesting program in Utah is created
RainHarvest is a new rainwater collection program created to encourage homeowners and small businesses to use rainwater for outdoor purposes. More>>
Washington, D.C. to use green infrastructure to combat sewer overflows
Rain gardens, green roofs, and porous pavement installations will be used in conjunction with underground tunnels to help manage runoff into Rock Creek and the Potomac River. More>>
Amendments to Ontario Energy-Efficiency Regulation are available for public review
The proposed changes would set or update test methods and/or efficiency requirements for 20 products, including boilers, water heaters, water chillers, and heat pumps, and the Ontario Ministry of Energy will accept comments on them through July 6, 2015.
Environmental product declaration for water and sewer pipes is verified
NSF Sustainability has verified the first North American industry-wide environmental product declaration for water and sewer piping, which was published by the Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association. More>>
Free LEED v4 webinar being held June 23
“Get to Know LEED v4” will explain how the rating system differs from the 2009 version and the tools and resources that are available to help building design teams.
Recording of ASHRAE 188P webinar is available for free viewing
HC Info is providing free access to the recording of “ASHRAE 188P: What to Know About the Latest Draft,” which includes information about the pending Legionella standard, the estimated costs of implementing the proposed measures in a facility, and the standard’s potential impact on disease, lawsuits, litigation, laws, and the demand for products and services.