Registration for the CPDT exam closes September 25
Are you a plumbing designer interested in obtaining a Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) designation, but you don’t have the required eight years of experience yet? ASPE’s newest certification program, Certified Plumbing Design Technician (CPDT), is intended as a precursor to the CPD and provides professional recognition of plumbing designers who are still in the early stages of their careers. The next CPDT exam will be held at testing sites around the country on October 29 and 30. To learn more and register, go to aspe.org/cpdt.
ASPE announces the “Improve Chapter Performance” webinar series
Starting in October, ASPE will be hosting a special series of online webinars with StarChapter, the member-friendly association management software, to help Chapters learn ways to improve member participation and help your Chapter grow. During the webinars you will learn how to improve performance using a robust technology that includes event registration, membership management, website design, and emails. Stay tuned for more details in future ASPE Pipelines.
Learn, network, and have fun with ASPE Chapters
ASPE’s Dallas/Ft. Worth Chapter has announced its fall Plumbing Product Exposition and Golf Classic on October 15 and 16. You can learn more about this and other Chapter networking events at aspe.org/chapterevents.
Country’s first cooling tower maintenance legislation is signed
In response to the Legionella outbreak in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signed into law Intro. 866, which includes mandatory registration and stringent testing and inspection requirements for cooling towers, as well as significant penalties for failure to comply. More>>
Californians turn to graywater to keep their gardens green
Due to water restrictions and rising water costs, many homeowners are installing graywater irrigation systems to maintain lush landscapes even in the midst of a four-year drought, says an article in The Wall Street Journal.
Defeated NY residential sprinkler mandate raises heated debate
New York’s Fire Prevention and Building Code Council recently voted 10-3 against a building code change to require all new residential dwellings to be outfitted with fire sprinkler systems in favor of the current requirement that only new residential dwellings with three or more stories must install sprinklers. More>>
What will be the most water-stressed countries in 35 years?
Fourteen of the 33 likely most water-stressed countries in 2040 are in the Middle East, although large economies such as the United States, China, and Australia are predicted to have high ratios of withdrawals to supplies as well, according to a new study by the World Resources Institute.
Scientists try to explain why tap water turns funky
To tackle the question of why the tap water you leave by your bed in case of a midnight thirst doesn’t taste quite the same in the morning, scientists have offered some probable explanations, including the most obvious: temperature change. More>>
Coca-Cola is on track to be the first global food and beverage company to replenish all of the water it uses
Since 2004, Coca-Cola has replenished an estimated 153.6 billion liters of water back to communities and nature through 209 community water and wastewater treatment projects in 61 countries. More>>
ASHRAE seeks comments on a proposed standard to standardize building rating programs
Comments on ASHRAE Standard 214P: Standard for Determining and Expressing Building Energy Performance in a Rating Program will be accepted until September 28. More>>
New organization for pipeline engineers and surveyors is launched
The Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute was created by the American Society of Civil Engineers to provide a forum for those involved in the engineering, planning, design, construction, operations, and asset management for utility infrastructure and engineering surveying.
Registration is open for Building Innovation 2016
Building Innovation 2016, the National Institute of Building Sciences’ Fourth Annual Conference and Expo, scheduled for January 11-15, 2016, in Washington, D.C., will explore solutions for "Achieving a Resilient Future."
World Standards Week is September 28-October 2
The American National Standards Institute will hold a variety of educational and networking events in Washington, D.C. to honor World Standards Day. More>>