Vol. 8, No. 18, September 3, 2015                                         

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In honor of Labor Day, ASPE's office will be closed Monday, September 7.

ASPE Technical Symposium hotel deadline is tomorrow!
To receive the fantastic rate of $129/room at the four-star Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis for the 2015 ASPE Technical Symposium, you must make your room reservation by September 4 through ASPE's website. You can reserve your room at aspe.org/2015-ts-hotel and then browse the rest of the website to find information on education sessions, special events, and more to plan your trip to St. Louis on October 1-4.

Join the industry’s top manufacturers at the Technical Symposium Product Show
Entrance to the Product Show on October 1, from 5-8 p.m., is FREE for 2015 Technical Symposium registrants or just $20 in advance or at the door. Dozens of product specialists will be on hand to answer your application and specification questions, so make sure you register soon at aspe.org/content/2015-registration to ensure your spot in this exciting and educational event at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis.

Young professionals: you still have time to register for the AYP Leadership Conference and networking event
Interest in the inaugural ASPE Young Professionals Leadership Conference was so high that we’ve increased the number of participants so more emerging industry leaders can take advantage of this career-boosting event, which is being held on October 1 at the Hyatt Regency at the Arch in St. Louis. You can find more information and register at aspe.org/2015-special-events, but you must register by tomorrow, September 4.

Young professionals are also invited to our networking social at the Flying Saucer Draught Emporium in St. Louis on October 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to enjoy a variety of taprooms and network with your peers in a relaxing environment. You can find more information and register at aspe.org/2015-special-events. Pre-registration by tomorrow, September 4, is required.

Educational facility case studies needed  
In October, Plumbing Engineer magazine is spotlighting education and is looking for a case study, technical commentary, and/or project to feature as the cover story. If you or your company would like to make a submission, please email the editorial director, Ashlei Cooper. Submissions will be accepted through September 10. Note that all submissions will be considered for publication online regardless of whether they are published in the print magazine. For any questions, call 847-564-1127.

ASPE welcomes Navien as our newest Affiliate Sponsor
Navien Inc., a leader in condensing tankless technology, has joined ASPE’s Affiliate Sponsor program to increase exposure of its state-of-the-art condensing tankless gas water heaters and condensing combi boilers. See the ad at the bottom of this newsletter to find links to all ASPE Affiliate Sponsors, and to learn more about the benefits of this program, contact Director of Affiliate Relations, Brian Henry, at bhenry@aspe.org or 847-296-0002 x235.


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>>


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