ASPE Announces a New Green Plumbing Design Workshop in Chicago

We are pleased to announce that we will be holding the Green Plumbing Design (GPD) Workshop at our headquarters in Rosemont, Illinois, an easily accessible suburb northwest of Chicago, on May 16–17, 2024. This is the first in-person GPD Workshop that has been offered in years, providing those who prefer personal interaction with the instructor, Doug Nelson, PE, GPD, an excellent opportunity to earn their GPD designation.

About the GPD Workshop

The GPD Workshop was created for those who want to increase their skills in designing plumbing systems that conserve and protect water supplies and reduce energy consumption in the delivery and use of water. The two-day workshop in Chicago will cover:

  • Residential plumbing conservation measures
  • Efficient solar-heated water design and installation
  • Water-efficient technology measures
  • Commercial and domestic plumbing inspection reports
  • Calculations
  • Sustainable product selection

The workshop will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, and  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17. It will be held at 6400 Shafer Court, Rosemont, Illinois, which is a short Uber ride from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

Certificate of Participation & GPD Designation Use

Each participant at this workshop will be awarded a certificate of participation. In addition, participants who successfully pass the assessment at the end of the workshop and currently hold either the Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) credential and/or a Professional Engineer (PE) license will be granted use of the GPD designation.


The GPD Workshop in Chicago is $500 for ASPE members and $600 for nonmembers. Not an ASPE member? Join today to save $100 on this workshop and enjoy all of ASPE’s other member benefits.

You can register for the Chicago GPD Workshop on ASPE Education. It is limited to 15 participants, so don’t delay!

About the Instructor

Doug Nelson, PE, GPD, is an Associate Professor in Milwaukee School of Engineering’s Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department. Doug also held the Pieper Family Foundation Endowed Chair for Servant-Leadership at MSOE from 2019–2022. Previously he taught within the State University of New York (SUNY) system. He has industry experience as a Design Engineering Supervisor and a Technical Specialist, both in the water treatment industry. Doug is an active member of the Water Environment Federation, ASPE, and the Wisconsin Servant-Leadership Steering Committee.

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