The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has thrown a wrench into the country’s longest stretch of economic growth, threatening the performance and profitability of construction projects in states with restrictive governmental regulations.
"The Procedures for Use in New or Revised Energy Conservation Standards and Test Procedures for Consumer Products and Commercial/Industrial Equipment rule, more commonly known as the Process Rule," outlines rules that DOE must follow when it develops new or updated energy conservation standards.
The report identifies nearly 60 specific research needs that address system design, operation and maintenance, and provides a useful reference for the development of a detailed roadmap for addressing those needs through applied research and codes and standards activities.
The association says the aggressive product development and production schedule will enable plumbing manufacturers to supply the marketplace with sufficient product quantities and choices while assuring consumer safety and satisfaction.
In a pair of letters to the Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works, IAPMO and its partners applaud the committee for putting forward bipartisan solutions to the challenges posed by the nation's water infrastructure and recommend additional measures the organizations believe would enhance the legislations' effectiveness.