Green Plumbing Design workshop is being held February 22-23 in Baltimore
If you want to learn how to take your sustainable plumbing design skills to the next level, register now for the two-day GPD workshop at aspe.org/gpd. If you are a CPD or a PE, you also will be eligible to take the GPD exam at the end of the workshop to earn the right to use the GPD designation after your name.
Three ASPE Affiliate Sponsors renew for 2017
We are pleased to announce that Culligan, an international water treatment products company specializing in water softeners, water filtration systems, and bottled water for residential and office applications, Rada, a recognized expert in shower and washroom controls for commercial and public buildings, and Zurn, a leading manufacturer of engineered water solutions for the commercial, municipal, and industrial markets, are continuing their relationships with ASPE via our Affiliate Sponsor program. To learn more about how this program can help your company connect with the plumbing system design industry, contact Brian Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-296-0002 x235.
Don't miss your chance to apply for an Alfred Steele Scholarship!
ASPE's Alfred Steele Scholarship, which is open to the sons/daughters of ASPE members and also Student Members, rewards up to $3,000 each year. To be eligible, you must have 3.0 GPA or higher and be enrolled in or plan to attend an engineering program at a college or university on a full-time basis. The application can be found at aspe.org/SteeleScholarship, and the deadline to apply is January 31.
First joint U.S.-Canada plumbing product standard is published
ANSI/CAN/UL/ULC 1201:2016: Sensor-Operated Backwater Prevention Systems, for balloon-type ball backwater valves, is the first of its kind in the plumbing and heating sector and will provide cost and time savings in both the Canadian and U.S. marketplaces. More>>
New tool helps designers select credible green products
The SPOT online database allows users to search building products by sustainable attributes, MasterFormat product codes, and building rating system credits and transfers that information into BIM workflows. More>>
Water sector announces plans for collaboration with the DOE
To address national energy‐water nexus issues, several water organizations have outlined steps to promote water and energy conservation, energy recovery, and a healthy water supply. More>>
Engineers Without Borders USA collaborates with UNHCR
According to the new memorandum of understanding, the two organizations will strategically cooperate on the reduction of energy poverty to increase access to clean and sustainable energy for refugees, internally displaced persons, and affected communities. More>>
ASHRAE seeks presentation proposals for energy modeling conference
The 2017 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference will be held September 27-29 in Atlanta, and the deadline to submit proposed presentations is March 13. More>>
ASPE partner associations announce new executive directors
The IAPMO Group has named Tom Palkon Executive Director of the ASSE International Chapter of IAPMO LLC, replacing Scott Hamilton, who will transition to Senior Director of Competency Development Services. More>>
The Water Quality Association (WQA) has named Pauli Undesser the association's new Executive Director, succeeding David Westman, who had been serving as interim executive director. More>>