ASA retained Cal Strat last year, and the firm continues to represent the association and our members on critical California issues impacting ASA members’ interests, particularly on those issues that will have significant impact nationally.
2.5 gpm rule again applies to fixtures with more than one showerhead.
January 7, 2022
On Dec. 16, the U.S. Department of Energy officially reversed weakened showerhead standards adopted under the previous administration. Since 1994, showerheads have been limited to a 2.5-gallon-per-minute (gpm) standard, and in 2013 this requirement was amended to ensure the 2.5-gpm standard applies to fixtures with more than one showerhead. The rules adopted in 2020 allowed each individual showerhead to meet the 2.5-gpm standard (for example, a fixture with three showerheads could use 7.5 gpm), while also exempting body sprays from the standard.
ASA joined other national organizations in a letter supporting the Save Local Business Act. The letter is in support of the Save Local Business Act, which is being reintroduced to serve as a contrast to some provisions of the PRO Act, as well as an Obama Administration rule on what constitutes as a joint employer for purposes of labor organization.
The goal is to include approximately 30 members for each committee that represent a diverse array of experience in building types and energy efficiency strategies, as well as racial, gender and socio-economic diversity.
Before I get into this month’s key thoughts related to important ASA efforts, I would like to bring to further light the recent unexpected death of longtime respected industry trade journalist Bob Mader.
New standard covers alternate water source systems for multi-family, residential and commercial use.
March 19, 2021
American Supply Association Director of Codes and Standards Jim Kendzel, MPH, CAE, has been appointed as a voting member to the new International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) Technical Subcommittee Z1324.
New standard would allow 2.5 gpm on each showerhead nozzle.
February 22, 2021
The American Supply Association (ASA) recently joined the Alliance for Water Efficiency in its appeal to the United States Department of Energy related to allowable flow-rate changes for multi-head showers, and the subsequent negative affects it will have on business operations for ASA members, as well as overall negative water-efficiency consequences that will result.