President Obama recently signed into law the Federal Buildings Personnel Training Act of 2010, which will promote best practices, including water efficiency.
President Obama recently signed into law
Buildings Personnel Training Act of 2010, legislation created with the support
of and input from groups such as the International Association of Plumbing and
Mechanical Officials (IAPMO)
and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning
This bipartisan legislation will promote best practices, including water
efficiency, in all federal buildings.
legislation requires U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to categorize
core competencies that federal personnel must maintain in all federal
buildings. The legislation also directs GSA to work with professional
societies, industry associations and apprenticeship training providers to
ensure the federal government's personnel meet the required competencies.
this legislation provides some leeway for GSA to identify core competencies,
the bill does mandate six areas that GSA must include as core competencies;
maintenance, energy management, sustainability, water efficiency, safety
(including electrical safety) and building performance measures.