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July 13, 2009 – ICC Offers Residential Sprinkler Installer Exam
The International Code Council now offers an exam for professional contractors to demonstrate their qualifications to install sprinklers in accordance with the 2009 IRC ...


June 2, 2009 – 2009 National Standard Plumbing Now Available
NSPC sets new 18-month cycle; public code hearing is March 25, 2010 …


June 1, 2009 – Water Heating Companies Join Forces
Four leading water heater manufacturers have joined with the Consortium for Energy Efficiency to become part of the Coalition for EnergyStar® Water Heaters ...


May 31, 2009 – AHRI Opposes House Energy Bill In Current Form
If made into law it could “quite simply create marketing and distribution chaos,” says AHRI President Stephen Yurek ...


May 25, 2009 — New York City Reaches Milestone In Upgrading Drinking Water System Under EPA Order
EPA in 2000 ordered the New York City Department of Environmental Protection to replace mechanical equipment containing mercury, lead and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) along the Delaware Aqueduct ...


April 1, 2009 ― AHRI Reveals Unified Certification Mark
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute announced it will begin using a new unified mark to identify heating, ventilation, air conditioning and commercial refrigeration products that have achieved third-party certification of their performance ratings ...


March 27, 2009 ― New Lead Legislation Watch-Site Launched By Watts Water Technologies
WeAreLeadFree.net will provide frequent updates on what is happening around the country with lead free legislation and requirements ...


March 19, 2009 ― Australia: Plumbers Vs. Handymen
A council convened concerning a 20-year-old plumbing ordinance that outlines who needed a license, the requirements of the licenses, and what plumbing projects required a permit ...


March 17, 2009 ― Bill Designed To Improve Restroom Access Fails
Oklahoma House Bill 1675 would have required an establishment that does not offer a public restroom to allow people suffering from certain medical conditions to use the employee-only restroom ...


Feb. 27, 2009 ― Harry Reid Says Energy, Climage Bills Coming Soon
Nev. Senator Harry Reid told the Associated Press that the Senate will take up energy legislation in a couple of weeks "and then later this year, hopefully late this summer do the global warming part of it" …


Feb. 25, 2009 ― Search Through 7,000 Codes Online With Latest eLibrary
MADCAD.com v3.0 offers new search and filter systems to help find relevant publishers, books and sections faster than ever ...


Feb. 24, 2009 ― PHCC Names Government Relations Director
Kevin Schwalb joins the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors – National Association as its director of government relations ...


Feb. 20, 2009 ― Plumbing Coalition Takes On Drainline Transport
The Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition, comprised of five plumbing trade groups, will make drainline transport its first research project ...


Feb. 18, 2009 ― Maryland Introduces Lead-Free Plumbing Bill
The Maryland House of Representatives recently introduced HB 357, Business Occupations and Professions — Plumbers — Lead-Free Materials, which requires that materials used in the installation or repair of plumbing intended to dispense water for human consumption be lead-free ...


Feb. 10, 2009 ― Chicago Faucets Achieves ISO 9001/ISO 14001 Certification
Chicago Faucets announced that its management systems have achieved ISO 9001:2008/ISO 14001:2004 certification of its U.S. headquarters in Des Plaines, Ill., and three manufacturing sites ...


Feb. 9, 2009 ― National Model For ADA, Universal Design Opens In Phoenix
The DEC is a universally designed, accessible, transit oriented, non-profit disability services campus serving the Greater Phoenix area through the collaboration and partnership of similar minded disability-oriented agencies ...


Feb. 9, 2009 ― NATE Launches New Consumer Website
The new site is designed to attract consumers through helpful and informative content, while raising awareness of NATE and the value of certification ...


Jan. 23, 2009 ― PEX Tubing Added To Calif. Plumbing Code
The California Building Standards Commission certified the Environmental Impact Report on crosslinked polyethylene tubing (PEX) and unanimously adopted regulations approving PEX water distribution systems into the California Plumbing Code ...


Jan. 15, 2009 ― NSF Develops Standard For Low-Lead Plumbing In Support Of New CA Requirements
Lead reduction requirements effective Jan. 1, 2010 …


Jan. 8, 2009 ― 2009 Uniform Codes Slated For Release March 1
Significant changes were made to the UPC and UMC, says IAPMO …


Jan. 5, 2009 ― New Energy Star Standards Roll Out for Water Heaters
New Energy Star labels give consumers the chance to save from between 7.5% and 55% on home water-heating bills ...


Dec. 11, 2008 ― Worker Compliance Still No. 1 Safety Concern
Safety managers still hold noncompliance as their main challenge to keep workers safe, according to a survey of safety professionals at the National Safety Congress in September ...


Dec. 7, 2008 ― CIPH Warns Of Distribution, Installation Of Uncertified Plumbing Products
Uncertified products are being inappropriately sold and installed in all jurisdictions of Canada ...


Nov. 25, 2008 ― Journalist’s Book Explores World’s ‘Sanitation Gap’
Billions of people are held back by a lack of basic sanitation …


Nov. 20, 2008 ― LEED 2009 Passes Member Ballot
New rating system resets the bar for green building performance ...


Oct. 27, 2008 ― Outdoor Wood Boiler Manufacturers Pledge To Reduce Air Emissions
Key manufacturers of outdoor wood-fired heaters pledged to produce 90% less air pollution under the second phase of a voluntary partnership with the EPA ...


Oct. 15, 2008 ― D.C. Slashes Red Tape For Simple Building Permits
The city is allowing permit-seekers to skip the DCRA office and apply online or at the Virtual Permit Center at a local Home Depot …


Oct. 9, 2008 ― OSHA Forms New Alliance With American Fire Sprinkler Association
OSHA and AFSA will address reducing and preventing exposure to material handling, as well as fall hazards and issues related to motor vehicle safety ...


Oct. 9, 2008 ― ICC Makes Code Changes At Final Action Hearing
In Minneapolis the International Code Council and its members debated and voted on code change proposals that will shape the future of building safety and fire prevention ...


Oct. 9, 2008 ― Schwarzenegger Signs Water Quality Bill
California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed AB 2222 last week that directs the state's water quality agency to develop answers to the problem of contaminated drinking water ...





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