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Vol. 10, No. 11, May 25, 2017 

ASPE Young Professionals announces the 2017 AYP Leadership Academy
Prior to the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium
at the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal, ASPE Young Professionals is hosting a one-day Leadership Academy on October 19. The theme of this professional development and networking event is "What They Didn't Teach You in College," and it will include interactive discussions on the skills needed to succeed in today's plumbing design industry. This ticketed event costs $150 per person, but you can save 25% off the cost when you register for the full Technical Symposium. Registration is now open at 2017tech.aspe.org.

New sponsors join the 2017 Technical Symposium Product Show
Zurn Industries as a Platinum Sponsor, Bradley Corp. and Corzan Piping Systems as Silver Sponsors, and Miura Canada as a Friend Sponsor have signed up to exhibit at the 2017 ASPE Technical Symposium Product Show being held at the Hotel Bonaventure Montreal on October 19-20. If your company wants to join our growing list of exhibitors, contact Brian Henry at bhenry@aspe.org or 847.296.0002 x235.

Case studies on water- and energy-conserving projects are needed
ASPE seeks articles for publication in ASPE Journal and Plumbing Engineer magazine on plumbing system designs that helped clients save water and energy. If you would like to share your project, contact gpienta@aspe.org.

WQA/ASPE S-802 is open for a second public review
Comments on changes as a result of the first public review for the revision to this standard on sustainable media products for water treatment will be accepted until June 25. You can access the revisions and the comment form here.

Congratulations new CPDs!
ASPE is pleased to welcome the following individuals to our impressive group of those who have earned the Certified in Plumbing Design designation: Torvald Adolphson, CPD; Stephen Akian, CPD; Ahmed Ali, CPD; Ahmed Belal, CPD; Robert Bernstein, CPD; Marianne Bjonnes, CPD; John Blair, CPD; Donald  Bledsoe, CPD; Kevin Brill, CPD; Jeremy Busch, CPD; Byron Camargo, CPD; Claire Chamberlain, CPD; Martin Cleworth, CPD, EIT; Terry Collins, CPD; Brian Croshal, PE, CPD, LEED AP; Jose DeHoyos, CPD; Brian Determan, PE, CPD, LEED AP; Sean Duffy, PE, CPD; Ronald Dutan, CPD; Eugene Eidenzon, CPD; Vincent Favale, CPD, EIT, LEED AP BD+C; Gary Foran, PE, CPD; Anthony Furst, CPD, LEED AP; Jennifer Garlet, CPD; Jacob Garner, CPD; Stephanie Ginter, CPD; Amy Hadlow, PE, CPD; Richard Harlan, CPD; Jonathan  Hillman, PE, CPD; Edward Hogue, CPD; Bryan Hutton, CPD; Kareem Ibrahim, CPD; Jeffrey Jennings, CPD; Andres Jimenez, CPD, CFPS; Glenn Jones, CPD; Robert Klein, CPD; Jeffrey Kling, PE, CPD, LEED AP; John Kluber, PE, CPD; Matthew  Kovarek, CPD; Derek Main, CPD; Alberto Malats, PE, CPD, LEED AP; Jared Marble, CPD; Kristian Merritt, CPD; Aleksandar Milenkov, PE, CPD; Reynaldo Miller, CPD, EIT; Michael Morder, PE, CPD; Salvatore Rachiele, CPD; Christine Ray, CPD; Robb Risani, CPD; Karen Schulte, PE, CPD; Travis Smith, CPD; Stephen Soltis, CPD; Brian Soskey, PE, CPD; Michael Stiles, CPD; Brandon Stolp, CPD; Gary Stroh, CPD; Zhong Sun, PE, CPD; Lucas Tabaczynski, CPD; Mike Tamagni, PE, CPD; Broc Thiele, CPD; Matthew Torres, CPD; Guillermo Triana, CPD; Frank Westhoff, PE, CPD; Michael White, CPD; David Williams, CPD; George Wu, CPD; George  Youssef, CPD.

For more information on the CPD designation, go to aspe.org/CPD.

Get to know ASPE's Board of Directors
As part of a new social media campaign, ASPE will be introducing members of the 2016-2018 Board of Directors on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn and compiling brief interviews with them online at aspe.org/meetBOD. Be sure to follow us regularly to see who is being highlighted.

New CPD directory is now available
The upgraded CPD directory lists in real time those who currently have their CPD designation and is searchable by an individual's name or ASPE Chapter. You can access it at aspe.org/CPDDirectory.

Network with ASPE's Chicago Chapter at their annual golf outing
The outing will be held on June 16 at the Hilldale Country Club in Hoffman Estates, including breakfast (sponsored by Daugherty Sales), lunch (sponsored by Metropolitan Industries), and beverages (sponsored by Fluid Technologies Sales/Syncroflo). You can learn more about this and other ASPE Chapter networking events at aspe.org/chapterevents.

Crypto outbreaks in swimming pools are on the rise
The number of outbreaks doubled from 16 in 2014 to 32 in 2016, but it is not clear whether the number of outbreaks has increased or better surveillance and laboratory methods are leading to better outbreak detection, according to the CDC. More>>

77 million Americans receive drinking water from contaminated systems
In 2015, community water systems reported more than 80,000 violations of the Safe Drinking Water Act, many of which included unsafe levels of coliforms, lead, nitrites, arsenic, and other contaminants, according to the NRDC. More>>

Rural water efficiency lags behind urban areas
In the past 30 years, improvements in water efficiency have differed drastically between urban and rural areas, possibly due to a lack of resources or municipal backing in the latter, according to a new study. More>>

Which U.S. city is the most energy efficient?
Boston remains the top U.S. city for energy efficiency, receiving 84.5 out of a possible 100 points, an improvement of 2.5 from its 2015 score, according to the latest City Energy Efficiency Scorecard  by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. 

Enormous potential geothermal energy source is found in New Zealand
Water up to 100°C has been discovered under a fault line that runs for hundreds of kilometers, which could be used to generate electricity or provide direct heating. More>>

Scald Awareness Task Group members are sought
The task group will be developing a white paper concerning recommended procedures for replacing residential water heaters to reduce the danger of scalding. More>>

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Registration is open for ICC's Annual Conference
This event is being held in Columbus, Ohio on September 10-13. Nonmembers who register for a full conference registration will receive a free one-year Building Safety Professional ICC membership. More>>

ASSE International Annual Conference is being held November 7-10
The conference will include meetings for product and professional qualifications standards, certification courses and exams, and a technical seminar, and registration is open here.

NIBS issues a call for abstracts for the 2018 Building Innovation conference
Presentations should explore strategies to sustain, strengthen, and secure the built environment, and abstract are due June 16. More>>

Campus RainWorks Challenge winners are announced
The first-place designs to improve stormwater management on campus include permeable pavement, rainwater harvesting, and stormwater harvesting. More>>


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