Legislative

  • 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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  • 03.20.24

    Staff - Mark Valentini - Government

    Congress on Cusp of Government Funding Plan

    In what is likely one final last-minute deal on government funding for the remainder of the fiscal year, lawmakers look to avert a partial government shutdown by agreeing to a long-term continuing resolution (CR) that would keep the federal government fully operational through September 30. A first tier of funding keeping the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, …

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  • 03.15.24

    Staff - Mark Valentini - Government

    Continuing Resolution Provides Long-Term Fix for Partial Government Shutdown, More to Be Done

    In another last-minute deal, lawmakers averted a partial government shutdown by agreeing to a long-term continuing resolution (CR) that would keep parts of the federal government funded for the remainder of the fiscal year. This first tier of funding will keep the Departments of Agriculture, Energy, Veterans Affairs, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development and related agencies funded …

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  • 03.13.24

    plumbing

    PHCC’s Chuck White Interviewed on Plumbing and Mechanical’s “And So It Flows” Podcast

    Chuck White, PHCC Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, appeared recently on Plumbing & Mechanical's "And So it Flows" podcast. The episode, titled "Legislative and regulatory issues affecting PHVAC contractors in 2024" featured a discussion of legislative and regulatory actions that contractors should be aware of in the coming year. Legislative and regulatory issues affecting PHVAC …

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  • 03.05.24

    Legislative

    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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  • 02.21.24

    Bradford White Water Heaters

    By What Authority? A Brief Overview of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA)

    In 2023, the United States Department of Energy (DOE) was very active in regulating residential water heater and boiler product efficiencies, as has been addressed in this column previously. But what gives DOE the authority to take such actions, and what exactly are they allowed and not allowed to do? The answer to these questions come from EPCA. It is a federal law that was passed in 1975 and …

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  • 02.12.24

    Economic Outlook

    2024 Economic Outlook

    A look at the latest economic and employment trends … and how you as plumbing and HVACR contractors can use them to identify where growth will occur and possibly shift your strategies. As plumbing and HVACR contractors face a host of both business challenges and opportunities this year, strategic planning and adaptability will be key factors in your company achieving success. With this report, …

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