Last week, the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) joined the Plumbing Efficiency Research Coalition (PERC) as the sixth member of the group. PERC was founded in 2009 to develop research projects that will support the development of water-efficient and sustainable plumbing products, systems, and practices. Projects will be financed through government grants, foundations, and private financing.
ASPE Executive Director/CEO Jim Kendzel says, “The objectives of the Coalition are consistent with ASPE’s desire to provide the plumbing engineer community information that helps them to design plumbing systems that are environmentally sound while also protecting public health.”
The five charter member organizations of PERC are the Alliance for Water Efficiency (AWE), International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), International Code Council (ICC), Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors National Association (PHCC), and Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI).
The coalition has identified drainline transport as its first research project.