The Plastic Pipe and Fittings Association announced that Lasco Fittings is certified to PPFA’s Sustainable Manufacturing Conformity Assessment Program for Plastic Piping Components. The program certifies reductions in a manufacturer’s year-over- year environmental footprint by careful analysis and measurement of resource use.

Certification to SM-CAP means a facility meets the requirements set forth in PPFA’s Sustainable Manufacturing Standard (SMS-01-2012). The standard establishes requirements for measuring both the existing environmental performance and the continuous improvement of that performance by manufacturers of plastic piping system components.

SM-CAP creates year-to-year reductions in water use, energy use, packaging materials waste, material conversion efficiency and product material waste. In addition, criteria are set to promote plant safety, safe product use, continual participation in industry life cycle analysis, maintaining certification for American National Standards governing product quality and safety, and generally lowering the company’s environmental footprint.                        u

IAPMO seeks public comments for
Green Plumbing and Mechanical Code

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials opened the 45-day public comment period for the 2015 edition of the GPMCS.

The public comment process runs through Nov. 24. To download a copy of the proposed changes that the Green Technical Committee approved at its August 2014 meeting, as well as the comment form, visit

The public review process is open to IAPMO members and the public at large. Comments will be sought on the existing supplement, as well as proposed changes being recommended by the IAPMO Green Technical Committee.

 The comments will be compiled and serve as the agenda for the Green Technical Committee meeting April 9-10, 2015, in Ontario, Calif. The content of the 2015 edition of the GPMCS will be finalized at this meeting and will be published in fall 2015.