Dwight Perkins

Dwight Perkins is the Senior Director of Field Operations for the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and orchestrates the code adoption efforts of 11 other IAPMO Field Service regions as well as directly working with the state code agencies in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and Oregon. Mr. Perkins has more than 35 years experience in the plumbing industry starting as an Apprentice in Alaska moving through the ranks to become a Journeyman Plumber and Business Manager of with UA Local 262. Prior to joining IAPMO, Perkins served in the City and Borough of Juneau Assembly while worked as Deputy Commissioner for the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. He is extremely familiar with the demands jurisdictions face on a daily basis and he is particularly well suited to address those needs. Mr. Perkins may be contacted at IAPMO at 503-982-1193 or email dwight.perkins@IAPMO.org
Posted on December 11, 2012 by Dwight Perkins
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a set of guidelines to help states establish and maintain environmental health programs for schools. Part of EPA’s Healthy Schools program, “Voluntary Guidelines for States: Development and Implementation of a School Environmental Health...
Posted on November 26, 2012 by Dwight Perkins
The U.S. Green Building Council unveiled a Web-based tool to research buildings that have achieved LEED status at the Greenbuild International Conference & Expo in San Francisco this month. The Green Building Information Gateway will allow users to track the progress of green-building projects...
Posted on November 19, 2012 by Dwight Perkins
The U.S. Green Building Council is fighting back after an article published late last month in USA Today claimed that across the country, the USGBC has helped thousands of developers to win millions of dollars’ worth of tax breaks by awarding certification under a system that rewards minor, low-...
Posted on November 08, 2012 by Dwight Perkins
GSA seeks new sustainable building technologies, practices to test in its buildings The U.S. General Services Administration wants to hear from you about new sustainable technologies and practices. It recently issued a Request for Information (RFI) to learn about the latest in green building in...
Posted on October 30, 2012 by Dwight Perkins
Although few business leaders are fond of government regulation of their industry, 75% of real estate and construction leaders say that building energy-efficiency legislation is beneficial to their business, according to a global survey by the Economist Intelligence Unit commissioned by the Global...
Posted on October 16, 2012 by Dwight Perkins
Although federal agencies are reconsidering using LEED as the primary green building standard on government projects, the number of completed federal LEED-certified projects surged from 544 in 2011 to 821 for the first eight months of 2012 — a nearly 51% increase. The government has certified 277...
Posted on October 11, 2012 by Dwight Perkins
The U.S. Green Building Councilwill begin the LEED v4 beta testing period in November. In addition, the fifth public-comment period for proposed changes to LEED standards has been launched. Comments on the proposed LEED v4 standards can be made on the USGBC website until December 10. The new green...
Posted on October 03, 2012 by Dwight Perkins
San Francisco, where a growing number of residents are being priced out of the housing market by a revived high tech economy, is the latest city to consider so-called “micro apartments.” City officials may adjust the building code to allow the smallest housing micro-units of any US city—150 sf of...
Posted on October 01, 2012 by Dwight Perkins
The Environmental Protection Agency's Integrated Municipal Stormwater and Wastewater Planning Approach Framework released in June provides guidance on development of an "integrated" planto help local governments meet their Clean Water Act obligations. It allows local governments to implement rules...
Posted on September 17, 2012 by Dwight Perkins
Information technology is becoming a key feature in sustainable design, as energy-consuming systems are being integrated into energy management platforms that take a holistic approach to building performance. The significant efficiency gains that can be realized by these centralized energy...

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