IAPMO Begins Work on Green Code Supplement
The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) convened the first meeting of its Green Technical Committee. The initial meeting launches IAPMO’s efforts to incorporate more sustainable practices and technologies into its Uniform Family of Codes and to develop the first-ever green supplement for plumbing and mechanical codes.
The Green Technical Committee seeks to develop and maintain a supplemental document establishing requirements for green plumbing and mechanical systems, while ensuring these practices are safe and reliable. The supplement also will serve as a repository for provisions that ultimately can integrate into the Uniform Codes and supplement codes developed by other organizations.
The supplement will seek to meet these requirements through the use of: high-efficiency fixtures, appliances, and equipment; water reuse and conservation; and renewable energy sources. The supplement also will address a re-examination of sizing methods and design practices, as well as placing more emphasis on maintenance.
At the meeting, the committee set clearly defined goals and formed task groups to tackle specific issues in developing the code supplement. The committee’s next meeting is tentatively scheduled for Aug. 21 in Chicago.
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