Codes and Standards

  • 05.13.24

    PHCC Connect

    PHCC CONNECT 2024 Conference: A Stage for Forming Authentic Connections

    Plumbing and HVAC contractors are encouraged to register for event held on Oct. 7-10, 2024. FALLS CHURCH, Va. (May 13, 2024) — Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC), invites plumbing and HVAC contractors to make plans now to be part of PHCC CONNECT 2024.

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  • 05.02.24

    International Code Council

    International Code Council: Help Keep the Places We Live, Work and Play Safe with Week One of Building Safety Month

    Learn how building safety affects us all and how you can help your community Washington, D.C. – May is Building Safety Month. This year marks the International Code Council’s 44th annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of building codes and the role that building safety professionals play in keeping our communities safe. Building Safety Month includes five weekly themes, each …

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  • 04.24.24

    Bradford White Water Heaters

    CARB Proposes a Statewide Zero Emission Space and Water Standard

    On February 28, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) put forth a landmark proposal to require all space and water heater equipment sold in the state of California to meet zero-emissions by a set date. The proposal comes on the heels of the Zero-NOx space and water heating standards adopted by Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) in March 2023, and recent Zero-NOx water heating …

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  • 03.26.24

    Bradford White Water Heaters

    Proposed HFC Refrigerant Regulations Threaten Regulatory Stability

    At the beginning of this year, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) proposed amendments to how the state regulates HFC refrigerant gasses that are contained within appliances. While other states have been content to largely follow the lead established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on regulating these substances, DEC’s proposal represents an …

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  • 03.05.24


    PHCC Members Will Head to Capitol Hill During Crucial Election Year

    FALLS CHURCH, VA. — For plumbing and HVACR contractors who are eager to make a difference, the Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors—National Association (PHCC) is providing a timely opportunity to for them to do so by educating lawmakers during the May 21-22 PHCC Legislative Conference in Washington

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  • 01.29.24

    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

    2024 National Standard Plumbing Code — Illustrated Now Available

    Ontario, Calif. (Jan. 29, 2024) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has released the 2024 edition of the National Standard Plumbing Code – Illustrated (NSPC). An updated version of the 2021 NSPC, the book may be purchased from the IAPMO web store. The 2024 NSPC provides the latest information about common materials, fixtures, devices and equipment systems …

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  • 01.22.24


    SkillsUSA Selects Plumbing and Heating Competitor for WorldSkills 2024

    Please see the below release from SkillsUSA on Brady Kroll, who has been chosen as the official competitor for Plumbing and Heating at the 2024 WorldSkills Competition. PHCC—National Association, PHCC Educational Foundation, IAPMO, and the United Association are all proud to be sponsors of Brady's trip to compete in France.  Leesburg, Va. — SkillsUSA has selected Brady Kroll of Barnesville,. …

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  • 12.12.23

    Cornetta plumber

    We’re Environmentalists by Trade

    As plumbing and HVAC contractors, we are typically blue collar, self-employed, hard-working, and patriotic tradesmen and tradeswomen carrying the weight of the U.S. economy through essential services that Americans literally cannot live without. Plumbers and HVAC contractors have a constitutional right, like any citizen, to petition their government for a redress of grievances, a right enshrined …

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  • 11.20.23


    Climate Change Policies’ Pipe Dreams

    This article was written by guest columnist Terry O'Brien, Executive Vice President for the Association of Contracting Plumbers of the City of New York, and Senior Director for the Plumbing Foundation City of New York. In light of Climate Week NYC, which occurred September 17-22, I would be remiss if I did not address a topic that has universal impact and is important to so many of us: combating …

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  • 09.28.23

    International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

    IAPMO Opens 94th Annual Education and Business Conference

    Please read this press release from PHCC Supporting Sponsor, IAPMO, which includes award announcements for multiple PHCC members (underlined). San Antonio, Texas (Sept. 27, 2023) — The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) on Monday opened its 94th annual Education and Business Conference, co-located with ASSE International’s Annual Meeting and the American …

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