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 April 03, 2012 by Dwight Perkins
The Third International Emerging Technology Symposium by IAPMO and the World Plumbing Council features a session with the intriguing title: “Are Water Efficiency Programs Reaching the End of the Line?” As virtually every municipality in North America is facing declining per capita water demands, we...
Posted on March 20, 2012 by Dwight Perkins
Green building standards carry risks and potential liabilities that could lead to lawsuits, according to a British Columbia Construction Association report. The BCCA says it is very supportive of sustainable construction, but that it’s essential for those who embrace new concepts to investigate the...
Posted on March 13, 2012 by Dwight Perkins
Zero-energy commercial buildings are both feasible and affordable, and they are appearing all across the U.S., according to a report from the New Buildings Institute (NBI) and the Zero Energy Commercial Building Consortium (CBC). The report, Getting to Zero 2012 Status Update: A First Look at the...
Posted on February 14, 2012 by Dwight Perkins
Regulations will spur Europe to lead in zero energy buildings, while in North America, the near-term focus will be on building energy-management systems (BEMS). BEMS is being installed by owners of existing buildings who want to lower their energy costs, a move that has a fairly quick payback. A...
Posted on February 07, 2012 by Dwight Perkins
New York has made substantial progress on enacting standards and codes to help it achieve its goal of becoming one of the world’s greenest cities, but the biggest challenges may lie ahead. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn recently announced that 29 recommendations...
Posted on January 31, 2012 by Dwight Perkins
Architecture 2030’s ambitious energy efficiency and carbon-reduction goals appear to be achievable. According to newly released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the Annual Energy Outlook (AEO), projections of residential and commercial building energy use in 2030 have...
Posted on January 24, 2012 by Dwight Perkins
When a building designed to meet LEED standards fails to perform as expected or does not qualify for LEED certification, finding who is at fault and what remedies are available to the owner is a legal gray area. While owners and contractors understand the certification process for new green...
Posted on January 19, 2012 by Dwight Perkins
Philadelphia, Oakland and six other U.S. cities will get free help this year from sustainable building and development experts with an eye toward the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED standard for Neighborhood Development (LEED-ND). The others are Dearborn, Mich.; Eden Prairie, Minn.; Greensboro,...