Berkeley passes the first all-electric building mandate in the U.S.
Starting January 1, 2020, all new single-family homes, town homes, and small apartment buildings
in Berkeley, California will be banned from having gas hook-ups. Commercial buildings and larger residential structures are expected to be included after further analysis. Existing buildings will not be affected. More>>
WQA releases its 2019 consumer opinion study
According to the results, 25% of households in America are very concerned about the quality of their household’s water supply, an increase from the 2017 study, when less than one-fifth (18%) were very concerned. More>>
Empowering Women in Industry to honor inspiring individuals at its first conference
Both men and women are encouraged to attend the awards gala that will close the one-day Empowering Women in Industry 2019 conference on September 26 at the Chicago Athletic Hotel. The winners of 11 awards will be honored at the gala, and you can learn more about the award nominees on the Empowering Women in Industry Facebook page.
IAPMO seeks committee members to develop a new standard on California Proposition 65
The scope of ANSI/IAPMO Z1123 includes establishing the risk assessment, laboratory assessment, and labeling procedures for verifying product compliance with California Proposition 65 (The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act). The deadline to apply is September 27. More>>
USGBC opens call for proposals for the next version of LEED
Proposals submitted by September 13, 2019 may be highlighted in the Future of LEED education session at the annual Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, taking place in Atlanta on November 19–22. More>>
Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is accepting public comments on 2018 codes
Information on the code review process can be found here, and you can access the comment form here. The public comment period closes on October 10, 2019.