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Copper’s Benefits Supported by Scientific Research – Part II

October 20th, 2014 No comments

Roof Runoff Study Shows Progress in Mitigating Copper’s Effects on the Environment

By Joe Gorsuch, Copper Development Association (CDA) Manager, Health, Environment and Sustainable Development and Kevin Rader, Project Manager at Mutch Associates, LLC.

 

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UA Instructor Training Program and the CDA Return to Ann Arbor, Michigan

August 12th, 2014 No comments

By Kyle Sexton, Coppertalk Editor; CDA Communications

The United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians return to the Washtenaw Community College (WCC) campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan on August 11th for their annual week-long Instructor Training Program. Read more…

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Study Delivers “One-Two Punch” on Stormwater Runoff from Copper Roofs

May 23rd, 2014 No comments

By Joe Gorsuch, Copper Development Association (CDA), Manager, Health, Environment and Sustainable Development

A Towson University study that uses planter boxes and swales to reduce the adverse effects of copper in stormwater has provided a successful “one-two punch” in reducing the concentrations of the metal in roof runoff.  Read more…

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CDA Presents at the HVAC Excellence Conference

March 29th, 2014 No comments

by Dale Powell, Copper Development Association, Project Manager and Piping Applications Specialist

Today there’s demand for higher efficiency in HVACR equipment that’s driven by increasing energy costs, changes in government regulations, new codes and improved standards in our industry.  Sometimes it’s challenging to keep pace with all of the technology/advancements. The CDA has resources and information that are helpful in answering some questions related to recent changes in the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Read more…

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Misclassification of Copper in Building Construction: Risks vs. Hazards (Part I)

March 28th, 2014 No comments

Joe Meyer

Joe Gorsuch

By Joe Gorsuch, Copper Development Association (CDA), Manager, Health, Environment and Sustainable Development, and Dr. Joe Meyer, ARCADIS Technical Expert

Joe Gorsuch works with environmental regulations and the collection of ecological toxicity data.  For 30 years prior to joining the CDA in 2009, he worked with Kodak, conducting environmental effects and stability studies in the laboratory and outdoors to register chemicals for the photographic industry. 

Joe Meyer is a Technical Expert for ARCADIS, an international organization that provides consultancy, design, engineering and management services in the infrastructure, water, environment and building fields. Joe is a former professor in the Department of Zoology and Physiology at the University of Wyoming. While at UW, Joe was involved with U.S. EPA Science Advisory Board activities in both aquatic toxicity and water quality programs. Read more…

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CDA Judges National Plumbing Apprentice Contest

November 19th, 2013 No comments

By Harold Moret, CDA Project Manager and Piping Applications Specialist

 The Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors Association (PHCC) held its annual convention last month with the theme, “Go Big and Innovate.” More than 700 plumbing, heating and cooling contractors from union and non-union shops, along with manufacturers, suppliers and service company representatives, also attended the event at the Rio Hotel Convention Center in Las Vegas. The Copper Development Association (CDA) was a sponsor of the Plumbing and HVAC Apprentice Contest. Harold Moret, CDA Project Manager and Piping Applications Specialist, was one of the judges. Read more…

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