NSF Intl. (Ann Arbor, Mich.) certified the first gasket and sealing materials used with push-fit fittings to both the chloramine resistance and tensile strength-performance requirements of ASSE 1061 and ASTM F2854.

The Unified Group (Broadview, Ill.) will host its service coordinator forum March 6-9 in Chicago.

• The Canadian Institute of Plumbing & Heating (CIPH) celebrated its 80th anniversary.

• The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invited Brookshire Grocery Co. (Tyler, Texas) to its GreenChill partnership.

• The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) will hold its annual convention Oct. 20-24 at Grand Wailea and Wailea Beach Marriott Resorts in Maui, Hawaii.

Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) president/CEO Paul Stalknecht was elected chairman of the Small Business Legislative Council (Washington).

HVAC Excellence (Mount Prospect, Ill.) granted the Greater Altoona Career & Technology Center (Altoona, Pa.) accreditation of its HVACR program.

Publication date: 2/25/2013