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Vol. 11, No. 3, February 1, 2018 

Just announced! ARCSA to co-locate its 2018 Conference with the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo
We are pleased to announce that the American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA) will be holding its 2018 Conference in conjunction with the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo in Atlanta on September 28 – October 3. Those registering for the ARCSA Conference will receive free entrance to the Expo and also will have the opportunity to register a la carte for specific ASPE events. Registration for the 2018 ASPE Convention & Expo and the 2018 ARCSA Conference will open in April. To learn more to start planning your trip, visit expo.aspe.org.

Did you miss our free webinar on designing with PEX?
This one-hour webinar based on the Plastics Pipe Institute's "Design Guide: PEX Water Supply Plumbing Systems" originally aired on January 16, but you can still view it at aspe.org/DesigningPEX and earn CEUs. Thanks to PPI, ASPE members can view it for free.

ThermOmegaTech joins our CEU Provider program
The company can now offer CEUs good for CPD and CPDT recertification for the following workshop: "Domestic Hot Water Recirculation Systems Design – Self-Balancing Valves and Problems with Flow Devices." You can find contact information for ThermOmegaTech and all of our CEU Providers at aspe.org/ceuproviders.

How can you join the plumbing industry's elite this year?
The Certified in Plumbing Design (CPD) credential signifies professionals with the highest level of skills in the design and specification of plumbing systems, and you can earn it
 by passing the CPD exam. This year's exam is being held on April 5 and 6 at testing sites around the world, and registration closes on March 22. Click here to learn why you need to become a CPD, and to register for the 2018 CPD exam, go to aspe.org/CPDExam.  

Space is still available for our Revit workshops in March
Our popular, hands-on Revit MEP workshop will be held in Detroit on March 2 and Denver on March 9. To save $50 off the registration fee, be sure to register by February 9 at aspe.org/revit2018. We are offering a special deal for nonmembers that combines the workshop fee with a one-year ASPE membership, which you can sign up for here

The latest Read, Learn, Earn is now online
Do you need some quick CEUs? Just go to aspe.org/read-learn-earn-articles, where the February 2018 exam has just been published. Read the article, take the exam, and if you pass, you will instantly receive 0.1 CEU for your licenses and certifications.

Members: the first-quarter 2018 Board Report is available
You can learn what's been happening within the Society since the 2017 Technical Symposium in Montreal at aspe.org/BODnewsletter (member log-in required).

The home of Super Bowl LII is also LEED Gold certified
Sustainable features including low-flow fixtures, a stormwater retention system, LED sports lighting, and a roof made of ETFE helped U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis earn LEED Gold last November. More>>

Legionella bacteria is more common in cooling towers than thought
In a study of 196 cooling towers across the United States, CDC researchers found that 84 percent tested positive for Legionella DNA, and approximately 40 percent contained viable Legionella. More>>

ARCSA AP is now a prerequisite for the ASSE Series 21000 Rainwater Catchment Systems Personnel Certifications
For two years, ASSE will allow those individuals who currently have the ARCSA AP, D&C, and IS accreditations to take the ASSE Series 21000 certification exam without going through the entire ASSE certification program. In 2020, the ARCSA AP will be replaced by the ASSE Rainwater Catchment Systems Personnel Certification. More>>

ASHRAE offers a new tool to streamline use of the 90.1 energy standard
At ashrae.org/901portal you can access resources related to ASHRAE Standard 90.1: Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings, including the user's guide and official interpretations. A free trial is available until March 15.

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Onsite nonpotable water reuse guide is published
The Nonpotable Water Reuse Practice Guide includes real-world examples and step-by-step design, construction, and technical information needed for water use systems of all types and sizes at the building and district scale. More>>

New Working Pressure magazine will launch in March
This quarterly magazine published by ASSE International will cover topics such as backflow prevention, plumbing/mechanical systems, water quality, HVAC, fire protection, medical gas, and water utility. More>>

White paper offers guidance for engaging code officials
The NIBS National Council on Building Codes and Standards suggests collaborating with code officials early in the design process to ensure safety and code compliance. More>>


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