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Vol. 10, No. 25, December 7, 2017 

ASPE's Nicholas Hipp, CPD, is named Plumbing Engineer's 2017 Engineer of the Year
Nicholas is being recognized as the 2017 Engineer of the Year due to his involvement with outreach programs at local high schools and colleges, his work to increase opportunities for young engineering professionals, and his participation in the 2017 Community Plumbing Challenge, among other outstanding qualities. More>>

Why do the plumbing industry's elite choose to earn the CPD credential?
Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) is the only international certification program in the plumbing engineering field, and those who maintain the designation are considered to have the highest level of skills in the design and specification of plumbing systems. Employers, clients, and your peers in the industry will immediately appreciate your achievements when they see the CPD designation after your name. Click here to learn more from those who hold the CPD credential, and to register for the 2018 CPD exam, go to aspe.org/CPDExam 

QuantumFlo renews their Affiliate Sponsorship for 2018
A leading manufacturer of advanced, variable speed-controlled, packaged pump systems, QuantumFlo has been an ASPE Affiliate Sponsor since 2015. To learn how our Affiliate Sponsor Program helps companies directly connect with the industry at large, contact Brian Henry at bhenry@aspe.org.

ASPE seeks Board of Directors applications
ASPE members in good standing may apply for one of the 12 elected positions on the 2018–2020 ASPE Board of Directors. Those positions are President, VP Technical, VP Membership, VP Education, VP Legislative, VP Affiliate, Treasurer, Region 1 Director, Region 2 Director, Region 3 Director, Region 4 Director, and Region 5 Director. The application package and a guide to the nominating process can be found at aspe.org/MembersOnly

2018 ASPE Convention & Expo presentation proposals are due January 15
ASPE's Education Committee is currently taking presentation proposals for the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo in Atlanta on September 28 to October 3. In addition to plumbing system design topics, we are looking for contractor-related presentations and sessions by our industry partners. You can learn more and submit your presentation at aspe.org/callforpresenters.

Free webinar for ASPE members is being held January 16
This one-hour webinar will explain piping design methods that can provide faster delivery of hot water to fixtures, improve overall system efficiency, optimize the use of materials, and improve installation efficiency. Registration is open at aspe.org/DesigningPEX, and thanks to the Plastics Pipe Institute, this webinar is free for ASPE members.

Brush up on the basics at our two-day workshop in Chicago
Our Basic Plumbing Design workshop being held January 25–26 at our headquarters near Chicago's O'Hare Airport will cover design strategies for storm drainage, natural gas, domestic cold and hot water, and sanitary sewer systems. You can sign up at aspe.org/BasicsWorkshop.

Check out the new articles in ASPE Journal
ASPE member Peter Cartwright, PE, has shared his thoughts on potentially dangerous contaminants in drinking water and how the threat to human health can be mitigated in "The Next Drinking Water Contamination Issue?" which you can find at aspe.org/aspejournal. Also, a new Membership Matters article is available for ASPE members.

Applied System Technologies joins ASPE's CEU Provider Program
A supplier of high-quality aluminum piping systems, Applied System Technologies is now approved to offer ASPE continuing education units for its "Energy Efficiency in Compressed Air System Designs" course. Contact information for all of our CEU Providers is located at aspe.org/ceuproviders.

Do you know about any plumbing engineering/design courses in your area?
ASPE is compiling a list of non-ASPE sponsored courses in plumbing system design offered by universities, colleges, community colleges, organizations, or companies, possibly as part of an associate's degree in HVAC or a continuing education program. If you know of any courses in your local area, please send the information to Donna Novickas at dnovickas@aspe.org

Arsenic exposure decreases due to drinking water regulations
A 17 percent decline in average arsenic exposure for people using public drinking water regulated by the EPA is thought to be tied to a reduction of the amount of arsenic allowed in drinking water from 50 micrograms per liter to 10 micrograms per liter in 2006. More>>

Honolulu to use water chilled by the ocean to air-condition buildings
The planned switch to the chilled water service will reduce state consumption of electricity by more than 5.3 million kilowatt hours each year and avoid the production of 10 million pounds of carbon dioxide annually. More>>

Denver residents vote to require green roofs
The new mandate requires the installation of vegetative roof systems or solar panels on most buildings larger than 25,000 square feet constructed after January 1, 2018 and also requires many existing buildings to be retrofitted with green roofs when the roof needs replacement. More>>

First on-site Legionella DNA test is developed
The coffee cup-sized system from Spartan Bioscience can detect and quantify Legionella bacteria in 45 minutes. More>>

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IAPMO Standards Council issues TIAs for the 2018 Uniform Mechanical Code
The tentative interim amendments were approved to update references to the latest versions of ASHRAE standards. More>>

The latest edition of the NSF Building & Plumbing Bulletin is now available
In this issue you can learn about initiatives to correct inconsistencies in the codes and standards systems used in Canada, roof drain flow rate testing, on-site residential water recycling systems, and more. More>>

Greenbuild issues call for presenters
Greenbuild 2018 will be held in Chicago on November 14–16, and presentation proposals are due by January 5. More>>

Mexico hosts its first national conference on rainwater harvesting
Central Indiana Chapter member E. W. Bob Boulware, PE, attended this conference that was held at the University of Guadalajara School of Architecture in Guadalajara, Mexico. You can read a wrap-up of the event here.


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