"Green" newsmakers this month include the Water Environment Research Foundation, Uponor and Chicago Faucets.

WERF Shares Ideas on Sustainable Stormwater Practices
The Water Environment Research Foundation recently unveiled a new Website (www.werf.org/livablecommunities) that gives engineers, designers, stormwater managers, elected officials and the public creative new ideas on sustainable stormwater practices. The site documents dozens of tools and strategies for using rainwater to grow livable communities.

New Members for GMC, USGBC
Uponor announced at the recent AHR Expo that it has joined the Green Mechanical Council (GreenMech) as a Founding Member. Uponor, formerly Wirsbo, joins several other organizations as a leading member of GreenMech, including NIBCO, International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) and Watts Radiant. Separately, Chicago Faucets (CF) has announced its membership into the U.S. Green Building Council. John Fitzgerald, director of marketing, noted CF’s commitment to water conservation through products that incorporate low-flow aerators, adjustable metering cartridges and sensor-operated faucets.