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International Code Council World Toilet Summit

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International Code Council World Toilet Summit 

The first ever U.S. International Code Council World Toilet Summit

Hosted by the American Society of Plumbing Engineers
Convention and Engineered Plumbing Exposition
October 30 – November 3, 2010
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia

Learn about

  • This virtually untapped sanitation market
  • The best ways to reach 2.6 billion potential customers
  • That most of this massive consumer base have dispensable incomes
  • How you can help save lives while generating huge profits

The World Toilet Summit has always attracted key global leaders in the sanitation and water arena. But never before has this outstanding event that focuses on innovations and business opportunities in this life-critical area taken place in the United States…until now.

Two-for-One Event

The International Code Council is proud to partner with the World Toilet Organization on this landmark global event that is being hosted by ASPE during their Convention and Engineered Plumbing Exposition (EPE). With seven combined ASPE and ICC WTS tracks, over 300 exhibitors, and multiple networking and social events, this first ever U.S. ICC WTS and ASPE Convention offers two conferences for the price of one.

Schedule of Activities

Saturday, October 30

  • ASPE will hold member meetings and other member-centric activities

Sunday, October 31

  • Convention Opening Welcome Party begins at 7pm at the National Constitution Center

Monday, November 1

  • International Breakfast – 8:00 – 10:00 a.m.
  • International Code Council overview – 10:00 – 11:15 a.m.
  • Engineered Plumbing Exposition – 11:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Exhibitor hospitality receptions – begin at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 2

  • WTS & ASPE sessions – 8:30 – 11:15 a.m.
  • Engineered Plumbing Exposition continues – 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • WTS & ASPE sessions continue – 3:45 – 5:00 p.m.
  • ASPE & ICC WTS Banquet begins at 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 3

  • WTS & ASPE sessions – 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
  • Key WTS topic discussion and demonstration (specific topic TBD)

Profit While Helping Others

The global sanitation crisis takes the life of a child every 15 seconds. Nearly 40% of the world’s population has no access to proper sanitation. This marketplace of 2.6 billion potential sanitation consumers need the help of plumbing professionals to eradicate these horrific statistics.

While altruism is wonderful, there are also huge profits to be made for those who engage in developing and delivering sanitation products and services to the developing world. It is a startling, but true fact that the poor have been buying more hand phones than toilets, which is causing the developed world to realize that there is a tremendous market for goods and services at the bottom of the economic pyramid. The purchasing power of the poor has been increasing with the availability of improved access to financing, as well as better market data that results in fairer prices for products.

This not-to-be-missed conference will give you everything you need to know to start capturing a share of the international sanitation market while helping to improve conditions for the 40% of the world’s population who have no access to proper sanitation.

Click on the links in the menu of choices on the right side of the page for more conference details.

Click here to learn more about the World Toilet Organization (WTO) and their efforts to provide toilets and safe sanitation worldwide.

To learn more, contact the ICC’s PMG Resource Center at 1-888

Low-flow toilets at schools in Albuquerque Public Schools

http://www.aps.edu/news/aps-saves-water-taxpayer-dollars-through-district-wide-toilet-replacement

Albuquerque Public Schools and the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority have collaborated to install low-flow toilets at schools throughout the district, an effort expected to save more than $25,000 and 13.5 million gallons of water each year. Read more

Toilet rebates flush with requests, but cash draining

Source National Post November 23, 2009, 4:30 PM by Jodie Shupac

The shift to all things green gains momentum, and certain cities are flush with requests for energy-efficient household alternatives.

Sales Tax holiday in Georgia October 1-4, 2009

October 1-4, 2009

A culture of conservation is growing in Georgia.

We are responsible for the stewardship of our state’s natural resources. Incorporating energy and water conservation practices into our daily lives benefits everyone in our state now and for generations to come. And small changes can make a big impact in our pocketbooks. To help make those changes a little easier, Georgia is offering the ENERGY STAR® and WaterSense® Sales Tax Holiday, Oct. 1-4, 2009.

During the sales tax holiday, you can purchase ENERGY STAR-qualified or WaterSense-labeled products up to $1,500 without paying sales tax. In addition to the up-front cost savings, purchasing and installing more-efficient appliances and products can reduce in-home utility costs and improve both energy and water conservation.

 

ENERGY STAR®

ENERGY STAR products meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy. These appliances, electronics and lighting operate while using less energy – and less money – than older models.

Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, prevented 43 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2008 alone – equivalent to the annual emissions from 29 million vehicles – and saved more than $19 million on their utility bills. By looking to ENERGY STAR for best practices and products, households can reduce their energy use and save about one-third, or $750 annually, on their utility bills, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

 

WaterSense®

WaterSense, a national program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, makes it easy to find water-efficient products. Toilets, faucets and other products that are independently certified to meet U.S. EPA criteria for water effi­ciency and performance can earn the label.Look for WaterSense labeled products

The average household spends as much as $500 per year on its water and sewer bill. By installing WaterSense-labeled fixtures and ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances that use water more efficiently, a household could save about $170 per year. If just one out of every four households in Georgia retrofit their bathrooms with WaterSense-labeled fixtures, it could save nearly 10 billion gallons of water per year – enough for every Georgian to take a shower daily for about two months.

For more information on ENERGY STAR, please visit http://www.gefa.org/Index.aspx?page=352

For more information on WaterSense, please visit http://www.conservewatergeorgia.net/documents/ waterSense_taxHoliday.html

Flushing potatoes at the Sweetwater 420 Festival 2009 in Atlanta

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Toilet rebate program in the City of Camrose, AB Canada

Source: http://www.camrosecanadian.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1645347, By JEFFREY KU/City of Camrose

The City of Camrose is bringing back the Low Flow Toilet Rebate Program for 2009’s summer season from July 1 to Aug. 31. The rebate offers $80 to those who replace an older, high volume toilet with a eligible, newer low-flow model in their home with a limit of one per household for purchases after Oct. 31, 2008 and installations before Aug. 31, 2009.

The City of Camrose is running the Low Flow Toilet Rebate Program again hoping that it will encourage and educate the citizens of Camrose on the subject of water conservation. Conserving water will not only benefit the environment from which the resource is taken, but it will also benefit the City by reducing the load put on the water treatment plant and citizens and reducing their water bills by using less water. All citizens of the City of Camrose who live within city limits are eligible for this rebate. To qualify for the program, the City of Camrose must receive the following:

1. The address in which the toilet is to be installed.

2. Receipt of purchase of new, approved low-flow toilet.

3. Pictures of the washroom, before and after installation.

4. Evidence that the toilet was made none functional.

Camrose is running this program alongside, but having no affiliation with the federal government’s Home Renovation Tax Credit and ecoENERGY Retrofit—home grant programs that offer tax benefits for those doing certain home renovations. For more information, contact Jeffrey Ku with the City of Camrose at 780-672-4428 or e-mail at engineer@camrose.ca